Scarborough Health Network (SHN) offers free interpretation services for our patients.
Ask for an interpreter if:
- You are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
- English is not your first language
Full-time interpreters for Tamil and for Mandarin and Cantonese are available to assist with communication between hospital staff, physicians and patients.
The hospital also has telephone interpretation available 24/7 in more than 200 languages. The phones are located in all clinical areas, including patient registration.
If you require interpretation services, please inform the unit or clinic before arriving for your appointment or let your health care provider know when you get to the hospital.