Care Program for Victims of Assault

The Care Program for Victims of Assault addresses the medical, emotional and social needs of victims who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence or elder abuse.

How do we help victims of assault?

Our team can provide you with medical care and confidential support services, including crisis counselling, to help you deal with the trauma of an aggression.

We will care for you in a compassionate and private one-on-one setting. We can provide information regarding your rights and we will respect your decisions. With your consent, we can collect assault evidence and document injuries. We can also refer you to community support services; help you with safety planning and ensure medical and psychosocial follow-ups.

Our services are confidential – we will not call the police unless you request it. Your medical record is also protected under the law. The only people who have access to your information are the professionals involved in your care. We will not share your private and medical information with your spouse or your family unless you specifically authorize it.

How to access the Care Program for Victims of Assault?

You may come directly to the HGH Emergency Department, 24/7. You may also call the nurse or social worker to make an appointment, Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Nurse: 613-632-1111, extension 51014
Social Worker: 613-632-1111, extension 51015

HGH is a member of the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Health card
  • List of medications and allergies
  • Medical history
  • Emergency contact information

When you arrive at the Emergency Department

  • Go to the Registration Desk and inform the clerk that you are a victim of a sexual assault or abuse.
  • The clerk will promptly take you to a private room, where your will receive support and an initial assessment. Depending on your circumstances and condition, a nurse or a physician will explain your rights and the options available to you, and may administer:
    • Pregnancy test
    • Testing for sexually transmitted infections
    • Vaccines
    • Emergency contraceptive
    • Antibiotics
    • Sexual assault evidence kit
  • A specially trained health care professional will document your injuries.
  • Risk assessment and safety planning are part of our services. We can make arrangements with our community partners to ensure your safety.
  • We will organize medical follow-ups; counselling and referrals to other community resources if needed.

Hours of operation

The Care Program for Victims of Assault is available at the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Address

HGH – Main Campus
1111 Ghislain Street
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3G5

The Emergency Department is located in Block D, level 1. View a hospital plan.

Telephone

To reach the Program Nurse, call 613-632-1111, extension 51014, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
To reach the Program Social Worker, call 613-632-1111, extension 51015 Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.