Violence Medicine Unit

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 Consultation services  Who can request them ?  
 A sympathetic and attentive listener to whom victims can recount the violent events
 they have experienced
 Any adult victim of violence
 A clinical examination focusing on the results of violence, enabling medico-legal
 documentation to be  prepared (report of "blows and injuries", photographs of lesions)
 so that victims can assert their rights
 Any adult victim of violence
 Information on how to contact the network of institutions and associations best suited
 to provide help
 Any adult victim of violence


This service is professional and confidential. The activity is financed by the Vaud government.


Information and appointments

It is open Monday to Sunday, from 8am to midday (including bank holidays).



  • CHUV, The consulting rooms of the UMV are at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), rue du Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, near the main Casualty entrance (CHUV M2 station) (map).
  • eHnv, Yverdon-les-Bains : The consulting rooms of the UMV are at Yverdon-les-Bains Hospital. Public transports: Bus 602, rue d'Entremonts (stop Hôpital) or bus 604, Rue de Gasparin (stop Centre Thermal) (map)
  • Riviera Chablais Hospital, Route du Vieux-Séquoia 20, 1847 Rennaz (bus TPC 111, PostalCar 120, VMCV 201)
  • Nyon : Avenue Reverdil 8, 3rd floor, 1260 Nyon (200 m from the trainstation)