Follow-up Services of the SATP
As you recover from being a victim of assault, we want to help you. You are not alone as you move forward, and we can help after you have come to see us through Emergency.
You will receive a checklist of treatment received and information on follow-up services before you leave the hospital. Information on sexual assault issues, STD’s, community resources, legal support services and shelters will also be included. The Sexual Assault Treatment Program (SATP) Social Worker will contact you following treatment (with your permission) to assess your emotional/ physical well-being and to discuss services available to meet your specific needs.
We strongly encourage you to see your family physician or another physician you choose for follow-up care.
If you agree, a counselling referral will be made to Family Transition Place (FTP)
for sexual assault counselling. FTP will contact you to make an appointment. Individuals who have not used the hospital service may also contact FTP for counselling.
24-hour support and information line: 519-941-HELP (4357) or 905-584-HELP (4357) or 1-800-265-9178
Appropriate referrals will also be arranged for age and gender specific cases, and for anyone who lives outside of this area by the program's social worker. Counselling for children will be arranged through Dufferin Child & Family Services. The social worker also routinely contacts patients as part of a regular follow-up.