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.
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 must be scheduled through the interpreter services office.
All patients have the right to use an interpreter at no cost.
Martha Aktchian, manager
Rhode Island Hospital
and Hasbro Children's Hospital
Map & Directions
Monday - Friday
8:00 to 4:00 pm
Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To request an interpreter, you must call 401-444-8708. After hours, please call the operator at 401-444-4000 for assistance with any language needs.