Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
|Record #: CWL0989||Last Modified: 21 May 2021||Last Full Update: 21 May 2021|
|Social Media||Website: www.headwatershealth.ca/|
|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|
|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|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Subjects||Emergency services ; Family violence ; Sexual assault|