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When it comes to sexual violence, don’t be silenced by Covid. 

There has been a decrease in the number of people attending Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) in recent months. SATUs are a safe place to go if you have been raped or sexually assaulted - your health and wellbeing is their priority. You will receive a full health check up and you may also avail of a forensic exam. 

If you have been at a party, or hanging out with people outside the restrictions, you can still get help. 

What are Sexual Assault Treatment Units?

A Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) is a safe place to go if you have been raped or sexually assaulted. The staff there help anyone who has had any unwanted sexual contact, of any kind. You may bring a friend or family member with you and all care is free. 

When you arrive at a SATU, your healthcare is the top priority. You will be offered a full health check, whether or not you decide to have a forensic exam. SATU’s care for people of all genders and identities, aged 14 and over. If you are under 14, you can get help at Child and Adolescent Forensic Medical Assessment Services.

Following your visit to SATU, you may want to talk and look for further support. This is where your local rape crisis centre can help - rape crisis centres across the country provide counselling and support to survivors of sexual violence. You can find a full list of centre's and contact information here on our website.

Find your nearest SATU

Galway SATU

Hazelwood House

Weekdays 8am-4.00pm

Phone: 091 76 57 51

Weekends and after 4.00pm

Phone:  091 75 76 31 

Mullingar SATU

Midland Regional Hospital

Weekdays 8am-5.00pm

Phone: 044 939 4239

Weekends and after 5.00pm

Phone:  044 934 0221

Waterford SATU

University Hospital Waterford

Weekdays 8am-5pm

Phone: 051 842 157

Weekends and after 5pm

Phone: 051 848 000


South Infirmary Hospital

Weekdays 8am-4.30pm

Phone: 021 492 6297 

Weekends and after 4.30pm

Phone: 021 492 6100

Donegal SATU

Justice Walsh Road, Letterkenny

Phone: 087 06 81 964 

Dublin SATU

Rotunda Hospital Campus.

Weekdays 8am-5pm

Phone: 01 817 1736 

Weekends and after 5pm

Phone: 01 817 1700 

If you are in Limerick, call 112 or 999 to access a service that can help you.

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