Refer a patient

If you have a client that would benefit from a medical forensic exam, you can refer them to DCFNE by:

• Advising them to go to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Emergency Department
• Calling the DC Victim Hotline at 844-4HELP-DC. See our Frequently Asked Questions to help your client prepare for the exam.

Request records or testimony

DCFNE's forensic documentation and photographs can be used in a variety of civil and criminal proceedings. To request patient records, send the signed release form to Please include your client's:

• Name
• Date of birth
• Date of exam

Send all subpoenas for nurse testimony to DCFNE will accept service by email. DCFNE's forensic nurses are also available to testify as expert witnesses in both civil and criminal proceedings. Please contact us for more information.

Partnership opportunities

DCFNE welcomes the opportunity to partner with other providers working with and on behalf of victims of crime. If you have an idea for a partnership, or would like to request a training for your staff, please contact us. We look forward to working together!