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SATU (Sexual Assault Treatment Unit)

Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU)

SATUs provide specialist care for women and men aged 14 years and over who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped.

What does a SATU do?

The specialist team of SATU staff provide easily accessible, holistic services which address the medical, psychological and emotional needs and appropriate follow-up care for victims of sexual crime, in a supportive, sensitive manner.

This includes provision of treatment such as emergency contraception and medication to reduce the possibility of developing sexually transmitted infection.

The SATU services respond to requests from the Gardaí for the collection of forensic evidence to aid the legal process, and also provide services for people who do not wish to report the incident to the Gardaí.

There is no charge for any of the SATU services or follow up appointments. SATU services can be contacted at any time via An Garda Síochána, or by contacting the individual SATU.

To contact your local SATU (Galway) or for more information you can visit the HSE website by clicking here.