Language Services

Interpreting Services

OHSU serves a diverse population and is committed to providing culturally competent medical care for all patients and their families. OHSU provides free interpreter services for all of our deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and limited English proficient patients and their families. Our qualified health care interpreters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone, on-site or through video remote technology.

If you feel more comfortable speaking a language other than English, OHSU offers interpreters for all languages. Interpreters are available in person for many languages, and through telephone services for all others. Sign language interpreters are available for our deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind patients and their families.

When you register as an OHSU patient, please let the staff know that you need an interpreter to assist you during your medical appointments. You also may request interpreter services when making telephone calls to anyone at OHSU.

Translation Services

OHSU wants to ensure that you understand your medical treatment plan even after your visit is complete. If you need any of your written care plan in a language other than English, OHSU can translate the material for you. Please let your provider know what language you need your documents translated into and we will provide that free of charge.

OHSU’s goal is to ensure everyone has access to medical care in a language they understand.