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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

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  • Provides individualized 24 hour emergency service to victims and survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence
  • Provides emergency medical assessment and treatment
  • Provides initial emotional and social support as well as ongoing follow-up care by specially trained nurses
Provides initial emergency care only with the patient's informed consent, and may include all or part of the following:
  • Assessment and treatment of injuries
  • Testing/treatment/prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV
  • Emergency contraceptives
  • Reassurance and emotional support
  • Collection of forensic evidence including photographs
  • Risk assessment and safety planning
  • Referral for medical follow-up
  • Referral to appropriate social services agencies
  • Referral to shelter and or other relevant community resources
  • Police involvement, at victims request
  • Storage of forensic evidence for up to six months if the patient is uncertain about involving the authorities
Provides optional follow-up services accessible through the Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Victim Treatment Centre (SA/DVTC) that may include:
  • Reassessment of injuries
  • Further consideration of safety
  • Continuing treatment and monitoring of STIs (including Hepatitis and HIV)
  • Further photographs if indicated
  • Appropriate referrals
Hours of Operation
Follow Up Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pmEmergency Department Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
  • Males and females who have been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence
  • Children who have been the victim of sexual assault
Application Process
For emergency medical assistance, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the emergency department
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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