ER for Sexual Abuse
The Emergency Room for Sexual Abuse assists anyone who has been raped, experienced attempted rape or any other sexual abuse.
Support and Counselling due to Sexual Abuse
Walk-in service for victims of sexual abuse is located in the Emergency Room (Bráðamóttaka) at the National Hospital in Fossvogur. It is open 24/7, and there is no cost for going there. You will get help, regardless of where you are from or where you live. It is a good idea to bring someone you trust with you.
There are nurses, psychologists, and doctors who work in the emergency room who provide you help with both physical and emotional wounds. There, you can also get assistance from a lawyer or legal rights protector. Physical evidence is collected for use if you choose to press charges. Even though it's hard, to increase the chances of finding criminal evidence, it's best to go to the emergency room as soon as possible, without washing yourself or your clothes.
The phone number at the ER is 543 2000, and it is open 24/7. You can also contact them directly at 543 2094 during daytime work hours. It is also possible to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the emergency room through the online chat on the hospital's website.
AddressFossvogur, 108 Reykjavík. See on map
LanguagesLanguage and sign language interpretation.
Walk-in service for victims of sexual abuse is open 24 hours a day.
Examination at the ER for Sexual Abuse
Before you go to the Emergency Room for Sexual Abuse it can be good to know what to expect.
Sexual abuse is when someone touches you inappropriately or sexually or forces you to perform a sexual act against your will. Sexual harassment with words or action is also abuse.