Your Right to an Interpreter in a Medical Emergency

   If you need urgent medical care and go to a hospital emergency room, it’s very important for you to be able to communicate with the doctor.  They need to ask you for information to give you proper care, and to be able to explain information to you.

When you go to any emergency room in Massachusetts you have the right to ask for an interpreter. In general, health care facilities that receive money from the U.S. government must provide interpretation services.  As someone with limited English, you also have other rights.

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