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Obtaining medical care after a sexual assault is an important option.  You may have some injuries, you may be worried about getting a sexually transmitted disease or becoming pregnant.

Every Sexual Assault Care Centre has a team of nurses and doctors who are specially trained to care for people who have been sexually assaulted.  There is a nurse and/or doctor on call twenty-four hours a day to help individuals following a sexual assault.  Please visit the map and location page for directions to The Scarborough Hospital location, other Centers can be found here.

Medical care can include the following:

  • Having a physical examination and being treated for injuries.
  • You can get medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
  • You can discuss the option of taking the "morning after pill" to prevent pregnancy.
  • The nurse and/or doctor can help you with the upsetting feelings you may be experiencing.
  • You may want to have physical evidence taken and recorded (this is important if you want to proceed with legal action).

The medical care you receive is confidential.  The hospital cannot release information about the treatment you received, without your permission.

It is your choice if you want the police involved.  The staff will not report the assault to the police without your permission.

If you are not sure what to do, the nurse or counsellor at a Sexual Assault Care Centre can discuss the choices with you.