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  • Department of Interpreter Services

    Martha Aktchian, manager

    Rhode Island Hospital
    and Hasbro Children's Hospital
    Map & Directions

    Office Hours:
    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.

  • Interpreter Services

  • Interpreters


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

    We're here to help you communicate!

    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.

    All patients have the right to use an interpreter at no cost.