Spoken Language Interpreters
For patients, companions and families who prefer to communicate in Spanish, Memorial Hospital for Children can provide professional face-to-face interpreters free of charge. For many other languages, we can provide an interpreter over the phone at no cost. Interpreters can help you communicate with your doctors, nurses, and others and can interpret for you when you are having a test or procedure performed.
If there is important written information that you need translated into your preferred language, we may be able to provide a translator (face-to-face for Spanish; via the Pacific Interpreter Phone Line for other languages) and a member of your health care team to help you understand the information.
If you, a family member or loved one communicate using sign language, the Sign Language Network can provide you with a certified sign language interpreter at no cost to you.
If you or your companion(s) require any of these services,
please let registration staff or your nurse know.