Interpreter Services

Overview

Vanderbilt Interpreter Services helps patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or who speak limited English. When you schedule an appointment, indicate your need for an interpreter.

Our services may be provided on site or by phone. In some circumstances, video services may be available. Vanderbilt Health’s free interpreter services include:

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters
  • Readers for patients who are visually impaired or blind
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Access patient materials that are assistive technology compatible for patients who are visually impaired or blind
  • Access to qualified interpreters for patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Access to translated documents for patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

If you need interpreter services on the phone before calling Vanderbilt Health, we offer those services for adults and pediatrics in five languages: Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, Nepali and Somali.