Interpreter Services

Trained and certified medical interpreters assist patients or their family members who may have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) or are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, or Hard of Hearing. These interpreters help people communicate with our staff and care providers to ensure equitable access to quality health care.

Our medical interpreters help care providers deliver culturally competent care – which is essential to ensuring that every one of our patients receives superior quality health care. We currently employ 44 staff interpreters, 20 contract sign language interpreters, 4 administrative staff, and a pool of over 40 temporary interpreters who speak more than 70 languages between them.

Resources

To access information about our resources in a language other than English, please click on the language of your choice below.  

Interpreters are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They provide interpretation services in more than 40 languages and service for patients who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, or Hard of Hearing or who are Limited English Proficient (LEP).

Training

Are you interested in becoming a medical interpreter or interested in perfecting your interpreting craft? The Interpreter Services Medical Interpreter Training Academy (MITA) offers many interpreter training classes. Please check our training link for more information.

Contact

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During non-office hours UMHS staff should use the After Hours Services

Interpreter Services - Main Office

KMS Building
3621 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: (734) 936-7021
Fax: (734) 998-2199
InterpreterServices@med.umich.edu

Interpreter Services - University Hospital Office

UH2B207
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5059
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5059
Fax: (734) 615-0310