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Virtual care opens doors to compassionate care for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence

The Ottawa Hospital is providing safe, compassionate care to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with the help of virtual tools during the pandemic. Accessing care is as simple as sending an email, picking up the phone or joining a secure video chat.

Dr. Kari Sampsel
Survivors of sexual assault receive compassionate physical and emotional care at The Ottawa Hospital

If a survivor chooses to come to the hospital after a sexual assault, she or he will be met by a compassionate team. That team will offer medical care and emotional support, and, if the survivor chooses, will complete a Sexual Assault Evidence Kit that can help prosecute the assailant.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.