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Medical Interpreters

Interpretation Services for Non-English Speakers

We provide a free 24/7 service of medical interpretation service to its patients to enable good quality care irrespective of native languages.The Medical Interpreters team includes professionally trained interpreters covering both outpatient clinics, in-patient hospital wards and the Emergency Department.

How to request an interpreter:

For new patients

To guarantee that you have an assigned interpreter for your visit/appointment at Sidra Medicine, when booking your appointment on the phone, please confirm with the scheduler that you need an interpreter, and choose your preferred language.

For follow-up patients

If you do not have an assigned interpreter, and you think you need one, please approach your healthcare provider to request an interpreter.

Available Languages:

  • Face-to-face interpreters cover the following languages: Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese, Somali, and Korean.
  • If a face-to-face interpreter or the language required is not available, Sidra Medicine provides a free of charge, 24/7 language line service via phone/video calls and covers 66 languages including but not limited to: Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, Persian, Nepali, Bengali, etc.
  • Arabic and American Sign Languages are also available for our hearing-impaired patients.