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Request an Interpreter Emergency: How to get an Interpreter when VIRS is closed

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Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Do you need to go to a doctor’s appointment or another kind of appointment but do not know how to get an interpreter?

When you make the appointment with the office, let them know that an interpreter will be needed for the appointment. You can suggest that they call our office and we will help them find an interpreter. Or they can contact Vocational Rehabilitation (866-879-6757) and ask for the list of certified interpreters and make the calls themselves.

If they refuse to hire an interpreter, you can suggest they call us. Or you can call us and give us their name, phone number, the date and time of the appointment. We will call them and explain the Federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires them to provide effective communication.

We will then call you back to let you know if an interpreter will be provided.

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"Your staff is unfailingly helpful. You make our work and our outreach to the Deaf community much easier. Thanks!" —Andrea Beaderstadt, Victim Survivor Support Coordinator, Center for Crime Victim Services

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