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Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) is a comprehensive service that assists women, men, and trans people who are victims / survivors of sexual assault and domestic / intimate partner violence.

We define "sexual assault" and "domestic violence" as follows:

  • Sexual Assault:
    Any form of sexual activity with another person without her/his consent. It includes forced kissing, grabbing, fondling and attempted or completed rape.
  • Domestic Violence:
    Verbal or physical acts used to control a person by creating fear, isolation and entrapment. Abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial. Abuse can occur in intimate relationships regardless of gender and/or sexual identities.

Our team of RN's are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WCH walk in hours are between 7:30 a.m. on Monday to 11 p.m. on Friday.  Our team is also mobile to different Toronto ER's at any time - View are "mobile locations" for more information.

Mobile Locations

View this Map of SA/DVCC Mobile Sites in a larger, full screen size.


Mobile Team Locations

Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
416-596-4200

Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
416-340-3111

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8
416-603-2581

The Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly TEGH)
825 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 3E7
416-461-8272

St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
416-360-4000

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre
30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
416-530-6000

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
416-480-6100

Acute Care

All services are provided by registered nurses.  The services include, but are not limited to:

  • Crisis support
  • Assessment and documentation and of injuries/ assault history
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Emergency contraceptive options
  • Testing for drugs that may have been used to commit the assault
  • Assessment of risk and safety planning
  • Referral to community resources

If you choose to involve the police:

  • We will carefully collect and document the necessary evidence for release and analysis

Follow-Up

After the initial visit to the hospital, a nurse will contact you to:

  • Discuss your emotional and physical well-being following the assault
  • Encourage follow-up care with us or your healthcare provider
  • Discuss any concerns with the care provided during the initial visit
  • Provide support and referrals to resources you may need  

You can choose to return to us for:

  • Ongoing support and referrals
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STI testing

Related Links

You may also find the following resources of interest:


Online Care Package

Access our online care package for additional self-care resources on:

  • Important Numbers (24-hour Access and Resources)
  • Sexual Violence
  • Possible Impacts of Sexual Violence
  • Self Care
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Coping with Flashbacks, Intense Anxiety and/or Panic Through Grounding
  • Sleep Disturbances and Nightmares
  • A Word to Friends and Families

 

For staff use: click here to access the SA/DVCC portal.

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Location & Contact Information

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St.
Ground floor (in the AACU), Room 1305
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6040

Fax: 416-323-6489

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients can be seen on-site at WCH between 7:30 a.m. on Monday to 11 p.m. on Friday. After 11 p.m. on Friday until 7:30 a.m. on Monday, patients should go to one of the emergency departments listed under the "Mobile Locations" tab and request the SA/DVCC service.

Accessibility
The hospital is fully accessible. There are wheelchair-accessible washrooms available throughout the hospital.


Online Care Package - NEW -

Access our online care package for additional self-care resources.

Our Publications


  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)