Making Healthcare Accessible for All

We provide interpreter services for non/limited English speaking patients, as well as, the deaf/hard of hearing patients.

Interpreter service may be used within any of our facilities and hospital-based physician practices.

We have in-person and telephone interpreters available in over 150 languages, speak with your physician’s office if you are in need of an interpreter for a doctor’s visit or test within our facilities.

We recommend that family and friends are not interpreters during medical appointments for privacy purposes. Here are some of the languages we provide interpreter services for:

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

In an emergency, every effort will be made to obtain an interpreter in an emergency. If a live interpreter is unavailable, a language telephone service is available 24 hours a day.

Hearing Impaired Services

Interpreter services are available for American sign language. This service may be used within any of our facilities and hospital-based physician practices.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital: 781-306-6681 (TTY/TTD)
MelroseWakefield Hospital: 781-979-3334 (TTY/TTD)

MassRelay offers a 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not have access to a TTY to communicate with deaf/hard hearing people using a TTY. A Relay Operator acts as a go-between for a TTY user and a standard telephone user. This allows the deaf/hard of hearing person to call anywhere within MelroseWakefield Healthcare.

Dial 711 and a Mass Relay Operator will answer the call. This service is available in Massachusetts only. 711 calls are answered first in voice then TTY.