Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Site: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Service: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

Description & Services
Public Comments On call nurse is called in for acute cases of sexual assault and domestic violence  
Appointment is made with the follow-up nurse for non-acute cases
Description (Service)
  • 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 Follow Up Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Emergency Department Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
  • Males and females who have been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence 
  • Children who have been the victim of sexual assault
Application For emergency medical assistance, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the emergency department
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-684-6751
Site Location Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Ambulatory Care Department
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 980 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4
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Intersection Oliver Rd and Golf Links Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2008
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integrated Network (NWLHIN)