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The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is highly regarded for the exceptional care it provides to meet the sensitive needs of a vulnerable population. With care that is offered 24 hours a day to men, women and transgendered individuals who have been sexually assaulted or experienced intimate partner violence, the centre is a vital service in the Scarborough community.

Emergency response is available at both hospital campuses to ensure all patients receive appropriate and timely access to treatment and counselling.

What We Offer

Services available are:

  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Medical care (testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Illnesses, Plan B and HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis),
  • Forensic care (documentation and evidence collection)
  • Risk assessment and appropriate safety planning
  • Referral to community resources

Eligibility

Female/Male/Transgendered individuals over 12 years-old, who have been sexually assaulted or experienced intimate partner violence.

Additional Information

In 2013, follow-up counselling services of the SA/DVCC was transitioned to Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), a multi-service,  patient-focused organization dedicated to addressing many aspects of health including physical, mental, social, financial and environmental, especially for the people of Scarborough who face barriers to staying healthy.

TSH continues to provide acute care services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence 24/7 at both campuses. Follow-up counselling services will be provided at SCHC locations by a team of counsellors trained in trauma-based therapy.

Where To Find Us

General campus – Emergency
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON
M1P 2V5
416-438-2911

Birchmount campus – Emergency
3030 Birchmount Rd.
Scarborough, ON
M1W 3W3
416-495-2400

For more information, contact the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at 416-495-2555.

Referral Information

Services are provided to individuals who arrive at either of the TSH Emergency Departments.

Patients who receive care from emergency services, but who require more extensive counselling can self-refer to Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. Patients can receive help in completing the referral form in their follow-up visit with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

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