Interpreter Services

UW Medicine Interpreter Services bridges providers and patients

UW Medicine embraces and serves a linguistically-rich and culturally diverse patient population. We are committed to providing equal access and culturally competent health care to all patients and families who require our services.
Interpreter Services at HMC
Our hospitals, Harborview Medical Center​​​ and UW Medical Center, are dedicated to responding to the language and communication needs of our patients by providing appropriate and timely language support services by qualified medical interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Interpreter Services include: 
  • Free medical interpretation (in person and by telephone) in more than 80 languages and dialects 
  • Communication assistance for blind patients 
  • Communication assistance for patients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing 

Our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive and compassionate health care in the language that best meets the patient’s needs.

Learn more about our medical interpreters in "Medical Interpreters - A Bridge to Care," a story on the Seattle Channel Cable 21.

Please click on the links below for more information about the interpreter services offered at each hospital.

Harborview Medical Center
Interpreter Services and Community House Calls
206.744.9250

UW Medical Center
Interpreter Services
206.598.4425
intrpsvc@u.washington.edu