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Exploring Your Options

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Sanare Centre specialists help survivors explore choices around medical care, police reporting, and trauma-specific therapy services.

Sexual assault and the first four days (96 hours):

In the first four days following a sexual assault, surviviors seeking help have have three options:

  1. Medical care only.
    • From a specialized physician. 
    • Forensic evidence is not collected.
  2. Medical care with anonymous evidence collection and no police report.
    • For survivors who aren’t sure if they want to involve police.
    • Forensic evidence is collected by a specialized physician.
    • Evidence is stored anonymously for one year with the Medicine Hat Police Service. After one year evidence is destroyed.
  3. Medical care with identified evidence collection and police report.
    • For survivors who want to involve the police.
    • Forensic evidence is collected by a specialized physician.
    • Evidence is provided to police.

Lifelong Healing 

Sanare Centre offers group support, individual therapy and education programs. Our specialists can connect survivors to support services in their area. 

To learn more about our therapy option please click here or call 403-548-2717.

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640 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H5

Phone: 403-548-2717

If you need immediate support please contact Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence at
1-866-403-8000