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Sexual Assault Response Team

Specially trained nurses who provide sexual assault examination and care for individuals 14 years and older.

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a team of Registered Nurses with specialized education in sexual assault care. They serve 11 Edmonton area emergency rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.The team provides compassionate, confidential, culturally sensitive, and nonjudgmental care to individuals who have been sexually assaulted in the last 7 days with or without police involvement. Care includes assessment, physical examination, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy, giving medicine to prevent STIs and pregnancy, and referrals for counselling or other healthcare services.

Sexual Assault Resources

  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) Support & Information Line: 780-423-4121
  • SACE Counselling: 780-423-4102
  • Strathcona Sexual Assault Centre (SAFFRON): 780-449-0900
  • University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre: 780-492-9771
  • Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (online chat also available):1-866-403-8000
  • Edmonton Police Service Victim Support Services: 780-421-2217

Community Resources

  • Health Link for 24/7 Health Advice: 811
  • Birth Control Centre: 780-735-0010
  • STI Clinic: 780-342-2300
  • Boyle McCauley Health Centre: 780-422-7333
  • Family Violence Info Line: 780-310-1818
  • Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters: 1-866-331-3933
  • Addiction and Mental Health Services: 780-427-2736
  • Streetworks: 780-424-4106

Contact Details

Grey Nuns Community Hospital

1100 Youville Drive NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6L 5X8
Access to this service is by Emergency Room visit only
Getting There

Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
registered nurses (RNs)

Available to individuals aged 14 and older who have been sexually assaulted in the previous 7 days.

Children 13 years and younger who have been sexually assaulted should go to the Stollery within the first 3 days.

Service Access

Go to the Emergency Room and tell the triage nurse you would like to see the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) or that you've been sexually assaulted.

If you have questions, contact the SART team by email (, or leave a message at 780-735-3440. The next available nurse will reply (the nurses may be out of the office for extended periods seeing patients).

Wait Times

The wait period in the emergency department is up to one hour. However, if a SART nurse is already on a case, the wait could be four hours or more.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
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