You have the right to ask for a medical interpreter at any time. We want you to be able to communicate and understand everything about your care.
Interpreters are free for non-English speaking patients, and for those with limited ability to speak, write, read and understand English. Ask any staff member to arrange for an interpreter for you.
For more information about Memorial Hospital's Interpreter Services, call Nursing Administration at (401) 729-2271.
We have a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) in the Emergency Department to help patients who are hearing impaired or deaf. In addition, we can bring a portable TDD or telephone with volume control to a patient's room for their use. Ask a nurse for assistance.
Sign language patients can schedule American Sign Language medical interpreters by calling our TDD line at (401) 723-2050, or asking a staff member for help.