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Interpreter and Language Services

UC San Diego Health ensures that our patients have access to free interpretation and language services 24 hours per day to help them communicate with health care providers while in the hospital or during appointments. Services may be provided in person, by phone or by video. We offer the following:

  • Trained interpreters
  • Language line services
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters
  • Network interpreting

Interpreters are also available to join video visits. Patients do not need to request this service in advance. When you check in for your appointment, please tell the staff that you need an interpreter and they will request one for you.

For Our Medical Staff

For general information or to coordinate with an interpreter, medical staff can call 619-543-5205 or use our pager number, 619-290-8150. See our Interpreter Services Policy.

How to Translate This Website

To view any page on our website in another language, do the following:

  • Scroll down to the footer menu at the bottom of the page and click on Translate.
    translate menu button
  • Then click on Select a Language to choose a language and read the page.
    select a language button