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Assault Care and Treatment

The Assault Care and Treatment (ACT) program promotes a partnership of community services working together to assist individuals who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced intimate partner violence. The ACT program features nurses with specialized training and experience. The ACT Program provides nursing care, trauma-informed care, treatment and information about options and resources. We offer confidential care and treatment options in a caring, supporting environment. The ACT Program is available to all ages and genders.

Patients are believed and provided with unconditional, non-judgmental support. Interpreter services are available to all patients at any time.

Program Goals

We empower patients and clients by:

  • providing a safe place to be heard
  • providing information and options
  • providing non-judgmental care and treatment
  • advocating for the rights and safety of the patient
  • promoting healthy attitudes about gender roles and healthy relationships

Care & Treatment Options

Nurses are available to explain your care and treatment options:

  • crisis intervention/emotional support
  • documentation of assault
  • assessment and documentation of injuries (including photographs)
  • testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV medication (if within 72 hours of the assault)
  • pregnancy testing
  • emergency contraceptive options (if within 120 hrs of the assault)
  • forensic evidence collection with option of storage
  • risk assessment and safety planning
  • referrals to counselling services and community agencies for additional support
  • assistance in reporting to Police ( if client wishes)
  • follow-up care for 6 months

A private examination room is in a confidential care area.

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) and the ACT Program acknowledges we are built on the sacred land and traditional territory of the Lac Seul Ojibwe Nation.

Office Phone & Confidential Voice Mail
: (807) 737-6565
Fax: (807) 737-7898