Interpreter Services arranges for interpreters in more than 35 languages to assist patients and families. You may request an interpreter before you come to the hospital. If you need an interpreter while you are in the hospital, please ask your child's nurse or page the interpreter on-call through the page operator, at ext. 5-6369.
interpreters are available 24 hours a day; they are in the hospital on weekdays
from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on-call evenings and weekends. The interpreter
on-call can also help locate interpreters in other languages to help in person
or via a three-way phone conference.
All families need to
communicate clearly about their child's hospital experience. If you need an
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, ask your child's nurse or physician
to contact the interpreter on call through the page operator, 617-355-6369
(available 24 hours/day). Deaf persons can leave messages for the ASL
interpreter at 617-355-6603/TTY. For more information on TTY services at the
hospital, see telephone
Location: Hunnewell Building, 1st Floor
Hours: 24 hours a day
Interpreter services can also be arranged through the page operator at ext. 5-6369 from inside the hospital, or at 617-355-6369 from outside the hospital.
When requesting interpreters, please provide as much notice as possible.
Immigration & Bilingual Resources
This section includes health and general parenting information in Spanish as well as immigration information and resources.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Spanish Language Publications
Padres al Dia
Support for Latino parents with information on child development, cultural traditions, resources, Boston area programs/activities
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Federacion para Ninos con Nececidades Especiales
Federation for Children with Special Needs, MA, Spanish Language Site
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC en Espanol