Salem Health has state and nationally certified medical interpreters for people who have limited English language skills, or who are deaf, deaf/blind or hard of hearing. An interpreter for any of 190 languages may be contacted by phone at any hour of the day or night; just ask your nurse.
We have in-house, Spanish-speaking, Russian-speaking, Chuukese-speaking and ASL interpreters at the hospital that work with you in person.
Video remote interpreting (VRI) for American Sign Language and many other languages is also available. Let your nurse know if you need to use VRI.