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Mercy’s Interpretation Services Department provides free medical interpretation services and assistive communication equipment to any Mercy patient, family member or employee upon request. Our interpreters are specially trained to work in a health care environment, and are required to have a thorough understanding of current medical terminology. In addition, staff must comply with patient/provider confidentiality policies and meet quality assurance criteria.

In-person interpretation services are available for a variety of languages, including:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Spanish

In addition, Mercy offers interpretation services via telephone for all language groups, Video Relay Interpreting, TTY and other assistive equipment.

For more information, please call (515) 247-8255 or 643-7446 (TTY).

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