Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program

The Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program (SAVE) provides financial assistance to medical and anonymous reporting victims of sexual assault. The program helps pay for costs associated with obtaining a medical forensic exam (MFE). 

Essential SAVE Information

The SAVE Program will pay for routine costs associated with obtaining a medical forensic exam. Hospitals may download the Medical Forensic Exam Payment Request Form (PDF) and send it Kathryn.Holland@state.co.us for payment.

Eligibility

Only medical and anonymous reporting victims are eligible for the SAVE program. This program provides payment assistance to medical and anonymous reporting victims for (in priority order):

  1. Routine costs associated with accessing an MFE.
  2. Some medical expenses related to injuries sustained from the sexual assault.
  3. The cost of the evidence collection portion of the medical forensic exam. Survivors never pay this cost.

For FY (fiscal year) 2018, based on allocated state funds, the current per incident cap payable by the SAVE program is $3,000. This amount is inclusive of the MFE and associated medical costs incurred from a sexual assault. The cap is subject to change based on the availability of funds.