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Programs & Services


Sexual Assault Response Team

Provides medical care and sexual assault examinations for males and females who have been sexually assaulted in the past 96 hours.

Services provided may include:

  • support and options for care following a sexual assault
  • option to choose medical care with no forensic evidence collection (provided by emergency physicians) or to chose medical care and forensic evidence collection with or without police involvement (provided by SART physicians)
  • treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HIV, pregnancy and other concerns
  • referrals for follow-up care including counselling and support

Access
Service Providers May Include
doctors, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

Sexual assaults that have occurred in the last 96 hours. The SART team will see children age 14 and older. For people younger than 14, pediatrics will be consulted.

Service Access

If you have been sexually assaulted within the past 96 hours, go to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Emergency Department or the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department. If you attend a rural emergency department in the South Zone-East or South Zone-West, the physician can call SART for advice or to arrange SART involvement.

If you have been sexually assaulted over 96 hours ago, please call Health Link at 811 or see your family doctor.

Support and information for South Zone-East:

  • Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee, 403-548-2717

Support and Information for South Zone-West:

  • Chinook Sexual Assault Centre 403-694-1094; toll free 1-844-576-2512. For afterhours call 1-866-403-8000

Service Locations