Child abuse, domestic/intimate partner abuse, and sexual violence have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our nation. Victims of violence need timely, high-quality, evidence-based, specialized, medical-forensic care to facilitate proper healing and prevent long-term health complications. Many victims also desire evidence collection and preservation to aid in the prosecution of their alleged offenders.
Due to the high risk for infection, long wait times, and availability of staff to care for patients presenting for non-emergent complaints, the emergency department, is definitely not the place for victims without an immediate, life-threatening emergency. Further, the likelihood of evidence collection is extremely unlikely.
Our highly specialized and experienced medical-forensic and advocacy team at The Cottage in Richmond Hill are available and ready to respond to victims of violence 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It is our goal to ensure you receive timely, specialized care and services delivered by highly trained and experienced professionals in a private, compassionate, and safe environment.
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Our Response to COVID-19
To better serve victims of trauma and violence while also promoting social distancing to reduce the risk of infection to our patients, we have recently added telemedicine and virtual visits, as well as telephone advocacy, crisis intervention, and support.
As a reminder, the illustration below outlines a few of the services we are able to provide to victims of violence in our specialized, community-based clinic in Richmond Hill.
We are available to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year!
Should you need our services, please call us: (912) 445-2517