Interpreter Services

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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.

Spanish-speaking 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 and TTY.

Contact Us

Location: Hunnewell Building, 1st Floor
Hours: 24 hours a day
Phone: 617-355-7198

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

HispanicHealth
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

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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