Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Service: Women's Health Care Centre - Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Response Program, Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Record #: PET0993
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Feb 2023


Description (Service) Provides free and confidential medical treatment for sexual assault victims of all ages or genders and for individuals experiencing domestic violence (intimate partner abuse). Specially trained Registered Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day.

Services include:
  • emergency health care
  • evidence collection and photo documentation
  • testing and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV
  • emergency contraception
  • crisis counseling and referral
  • safety planning
  • follow up care
  • navigation through complex network of systems
Patients can decide if police are involved or not.

Service Details

Hours Service available through the PRHC Hospital Emergency Department: Mon-Sun 24 hrs
Women's Health Care Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Recent victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence are recommended go to the Emergency Department for assessment and medical treatment by an on-call nurse, or call 705-743-2121 ext 0.

People who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence more than two weeks ago are recommended to call the Health Care Centre for an appointment

If the sexual assault victim is a child, call the on-call nurse at 705-743-2121 ext 0. They can arrange for a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to see the child urgently if needed, or can book an appointment during daytime hours. The assault must also be reported to the appropriate Child Protection Agency.
Languages Interpretive Services
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
1 Hospital Dr
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 7C6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-4132, Women's Health Care Centre ; 705-743-2121, ext 0 Hospital switchboard
Toll Free Phone 1-800-419-3111, After hours dial 0 for Switchboard
TTY Phone 705-876-5141
Fax 705-743-6577
Primary Contact Sexual Assault Nurse; Phone: 705-743-2121 ext 3386; Email:
Alternate Contact Bobbi Martin-Haw, Manager, Women's Health Care Centre and Pediatric Outpatient Clinic; Phone: 705-743-2121 ex 2267; Email:

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