Service: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)
|Record #: HAM2277||Last Full Update: 03 May 2017|
|Memos and Bulletins|
|Public Comments||This location is for children 17 and under only.|
|Office Phone||905-521-2100 ext 73557|
|Crisis Phone||Sexual Assault Centre Support Line 905-525-4162 * Assaulted Women's Helpline (Toll Free) 1-866-863-0511|
|Site Location||Emergency Rooms: McMaster Children's Hospital|
|Located In Community||Hamilton West|
|Address & Map||
McMaster Children's Hospital
1200 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
|Intersection||Main St W and Emerson St|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 2000
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|
|Description and Service Details|
|Description (Service)||Providing effective, comprehensive and supportive care for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual assault. Care for children under the age of 13 is provided in conjunction with the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.
* Reporting to the police is the decision of the survivor. Hospital staff will not report to the police without the permission of the survivor.
* A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.
Follow-up medical care and counselling for children under the age of 13 is provided through the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.
|Hours||Emergency Services Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Areas Served||Brant County ; Grey County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County|
|Boundaries||The City of Hamilton as well as communities in Central South and Central West Ontario * Includes Brant County, Grey County, Haldimand County, Halton Region, Niagara Region, Norfolk County, Waterloo Region and Wellington County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 17 year(s) and under
Emergency medical care for children and youth who have been sexually assaulted.
|Application||*Pediatric* - Sexual Assault Emergency Medical Care: Victims of sexual assault ages 17 and under should present to the McMaster Children's Hospital Emergency Department - serving children only.
Victims of sexual assault ages 18 and over must access the program through the Emergency Departments at:
Hamilton General Hospital
McMaster Children's Hospital Emergency is for children only.
|Languages||English ; A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.|
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Condition Specific Treatment ~ Abused Children ; Emergency Room Care ~ Abused Children ; General Crime Victim Assistance ~ Abused Children ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Youth|