I was just raped/ beaten. Where can I get medical help?

Please contact a feminist rape crisis centre immediately, transition house or women's centre. You can contact us 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are available to accompany you to the hospital/ clinic. All of our services are free and confidential.

IYou can arrange for a rape crisis worker from Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter to meet you at either hospital 24 hours a day on call. Please call (604) 872-8212 or we can meet first at our center and go together.  You do not have to be sure that you want medical attention in order to call us. We are here to listen and to help you think through what are the best steps for you to take at this time.

We can assist you with transportation. All of our services are free of charge.

Ifyou have been sexually assaulted within the past seven days, you can go directly to the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Emergency Department at 920 West 10th Avenue (near Broadway and Oak) in Vancouver, B.C or to the Surrey Memorial Hospital at 13750 96 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2.

Ask for the Sexual Assault Service. .

The Sexual Assault Service is designed to provide prompt, sensitive and confidential care following a sexual assault.  You have choices about the medical care you receive. Having a member of our team with you during the process can help you decide what sections of the medical procedure and process are right for you at this time. Rape Relief members can be with you during the process. We can make sure that rights upheld.  You have a right to this medical care without the police, parents, social worker, family doctor or partner being informed. You are entitled to a language interpreter if required.

All care provided is at no cost. 

You do not have to have a care card in order to receive care and all of the treatment is free.

There are many free community clinics and centers that can also assist you after the initial 7 days. You can access some of this health care without having to provide a name or a health card. Please call our confidential rape crisis line to find out more information: (604) 872-8212. We can give you a list of doctors that are currently accepting patients and information on how to check what other women are saying about specific doctors.