Sexual Assault Nursing/Forensic Nursing Examiners

Exams are performed at the NRGH, CDH or Port Alberni emergency rooms.  Clients are offered a medical exam, STI treatment, pregnancy prevention, bloodwork, and forensic evidence collection (any of which can be refused).  Police reporting is not mandatory.

Address / Contact Info

Island Health - Forensic Nurse Examiner Program Island Health
Emergency Rooms Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, BCNanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni BC
Contact name: Shannon Dames
Clients receive services by showing up to the emergency room. A nurse is paged upon client arrival.

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: 24/7 service

Walk-in hours: 24/7 availability through emergency room access.

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedDuncan, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Parksville
Referral protocolself
Age ranges servedchild 0-12, youth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Languages spokenEnglish

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Classification Tags

Clinical HeadingsEmergency, NRGH, Trauma Care
Community HeadingsChild Abuse, Crisis Centre, Elder Abuse, RCMP

This program was last updated on: 10 Mar 2016.