Headwaters Health Care Centre

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.headwatershealth.ca/
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Description & Services
Description Care and Treatment Program for sexually assaulted individuals. 
This Program is one of a group of 35 hospital-based victim care centres in Ontario. At each centre, a team of specialized health professionals is available 24 hours a day to provide medical and emotional care to women, men and children who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. 
Individuals who have been assaulted by an intimate partner or who have been sexually assaulted or abused should go directly to the emergency department of their nearest treatment centre. A specially trained nurse examiner will be called to the hospital to provide care that includes crisis support, treatment of any physical injuries and medication for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. If the person chooses to proceed with legal action, the nurse will collect and record physical evidence. If the person isn’t sure about involving the authorities, the evidence can be stored at the centre. Issues regarding personal safety, especially in cases of domestic violence, can also be addressed at this time. 
The physical and emotional effects of sexual assault and domestic violence can be long-lasting, therefore, the centre with also provide individuals with additional and ongoing support as needed. This may include individual counselling and/or referrals to community agencies.
Hours Hospital Hours: Daily 24 hours
Areas Served Caledon (Town of) ; Dufferin County ; Orangeville ; Shelburne
Eligibility People who need medical care for serious illnesses and injuries, emotional distress, or sexual assault * older adults may be eligible for follow-up support
Application No referral required * patients need their Ontario health card and a second piece of photo ID
Fees Most services covered by OHIP
Languages English
Contact Information
Address & Map
100 Rolling Hills Drive
Orangeville, ON L9W 4X9
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Site Location Headwaters Health Care Centre
Intersection Hurontario St and Hwy 9
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 519-941-2702
Fax 519-942-0483
Website www.headwatershealth.ca/Areas-of-Care/Domestic-and-Sexual-Assault
Other Details
Established 2001
Funding Provincial
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Emergency services ; Family violence ; Sexual assault

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