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  • RIH ED Interpreters 

    Marvin Abdalah and Helda Santos are two of the members of the interpreter services team ready to assist you at Rhode Island Hospital.

    Our caring, highly skilled interpreters provide their services to over 5,000 patients each month. Rhode Island Hospital typically has one or two Spanish interpreters on duty at all times, as well as interpreters who speak Cambodian, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and other languages.

    Interpreter services are also available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    The hospital also has access to community services that offer in-person interpreters in many languages and telephone interpreter services in over 140 languages. Appointments with an interpreter are not required in the emergency department.

    All patients have the right to use an interpreter at no cost. Learn more about interpreter services at Rhode Island Hospital.