Language Assistance and Services
Interpreter services are available if English is not your primary language. All persons, regardless of their ability to communicate, be it disability or language, will be provided with equal access to health care offered by St. Mary’s Health System. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), hospitals must provide effective means of communication for patients, family members, and hospital visitors.
The primary role of the interpreter is to communicate informed consent between a patient and a medical provider prior to St. Mary’s administering medical care for the patient. These services are to be provided at no cost to the patient or individuals needing assistance.
If you have questions, please call 777-4191 or 777-8100
Meet a member of our team, Azeb Hassan, Interpreter, and Cultural Broker.
Click Here to view health education videos translated from English to Somali.
Qualified Interpreter Services
St. Mary’s Health System and its affiliates strive to provide communication access to individuals whose primary language is not English. At no cost to patients and their companions, qualified interpreting services are available via an in-person interpreter, phone or video interpreting.
TEXT READS: “ATTENTION: If you speak (language), language assistance and services are available to you free of charge. Please ask one of our staff.”
Somali: WARGALIN! hadii aad ku hadasho luuqad, waxaad heli kartaa adeegyo iyo cawinaad luuqadeed oo bilaash ah, (lacag la,aan) ah fadlan weydii shaqaalaha naga mid ka midka ah