The forensic nurse examiners (FNEs) at Meritus Medical Center are here to serve a variety of patient populations who are crime victims. Our FNEs are specially trained to provide care for patients who have been victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and other crimes. The team collects evidence, provides injury identification and documentation, obtains photographs and testifies in court if needed.
At Meritus Medical Center, we want you to feel safe and comfortable. The Federal Violence Against Women Act allows Meritus Medical Center's FNEs to provide their services free of charge even when the police are not involved. Our FNEs also collaborate with community agencies, including law enforcement, Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA), Child Protective Services and the Child Advocacy Center.
Our forensic nurse team can be reached by calling 301-790-8300 or 301-790-8832.