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Tu Pakari Ora - Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Service

Public Service, Sexual Abuse Medicine, Sexual Harm, Sexual Health


Specialist medical services provided by forensically trained doctors and nurses to assist those 14 years and older who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Forensic examinations can be provided in certain instances up to seven days post assault.

Age: Youth and Adults 14 years and over. For paediatric services contact the paediatric registrar within your DHB.

Region: Wellington, Kapiti, Porirua, Hutt, Wairarapa


Our qualified team provide free and confidential forensic and non-forensic medical services that are sensitive and accessible.  We provide services to people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds who have experienced sexual harm, whether recent or historic.  Services we offer include:

  • Private and confidential medical care 
  • 24/7 forensic response for adults and adolescents
  • Special (forensic) examinations if reporting to the Police or considering reporting
  • Health and safety checks (non forensic exams, >7 days) following sexual abuse/assault to include lab testing and medication as appropriate
  • Follow-up examinations in a supportive environment
  • Referral to Specialist Support agencies, Primary Care and ACC as requested

For more information see SAATS Brochure

Download a Referral Form if you are an external agency wanting to make a referral, email  or call (04) 805 0522 Mon - Fri 9am-4pm

All services are FREE of charge with no residency/eligibility criteria

How to Access:

In an emergency dial 111 

Our acute forensic examinations are provided 24/7 and are accessed in most cases through Police or Crisis Support Services.  They will take the details of the case and contact us to organise a forensic examination or non-forensic exam as appropriate.  This provides patients with crucial support with the specialist services.

If you have been sexually assaulted please contact:

  • Wellington or Hutt Police: (04) 381 2000 or Masterton Police: (06) 370 0300
  • If you do not wish to report to Police or are uncertain, please contact:

- Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP (04) 801 6655

- HV SASH - Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support and Healing 0800 226 694

- Wairarapa Rape and Sexual Abuse Collective 0800 614 614

- Victim Support 0800 842 846

If there are physical or mental health concerns, requiring urgent assessment, these take precedence over forensic examinations.  Please refer appropriately to the ED as required.



Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

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Contact us, Referral

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Sexual abuse medical

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General Enquiries from referring agencies (04) 805 0522 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

275 Cuba Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

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275 Cuba Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

This page was last updated at 4:55PM on February 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Tu Pakari Ora - Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Service.