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Language Assistance

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If you do not speak English, do not worry. We provide interpretation services at no additional cost. Even if you speak English, you may request an interpreter. Most of our interpreters have a medical background and work to ensure optimal communication.

Interpreters can be made available in dozens of languages. Some of our most popular supported languages include:

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Croatian/Serbian
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Complimentary interpretation in other languages can also be arranged. Please let your Patient Service Coordinator know. We will arrange everything for you.

    Interpreters do more than simply communicate. They help you every step of the way. Some of the tasks we perform include:

    • Accompanying you to and from your appointments
    • Arranging follow-up consultations, when necessary
    • Assisting with your prescriptions at Cleveland Clinic pharmacies
    • Obtaining medical reports and films after your visits
    • Making sure you understand your physicians
    • Protecting patient confidentiality