Interpretek offers both in-person interpreting as well as VRI services for medical and mental health settings where appropriate. Whether it be the family doctor’s office, the emergency or operating room, or a rehab facility, Interpretek is there to facilitate communication between healthcare professionals and their Deaf patients and clients.
Healthcare Interpreting with Interpretek
Deaf and hard of hearing patients have historically had inconsistent patient experiences with healthcare providers due to communication barriers. Reading lips, writing notes, or having a family member interpret is not only ineffective for many Deaf individuals, but it also puts medical providers at risk due to potentially severe consequences as a result of miscommunication. By using a qualified Interpretek interpreter, you know you are working with a partner who meets and exceeds state and federal requirements and has the necessary signing skills and qualifications to provide effective communication as required by the ADA.