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Cultural & spiritual services

We offer cultural and spiritual services to support your health care, including sign language interpreters, spoken language interpreters, the Aboriginal Patient Navigator program, and spiritual care & multi-faith services.

Sign language 

Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing patients. If you or a family member needs this service you can contact Medical Interpreting Services (MIS). Learn more on the patient services page. 

Spoken language interpreters

Spoken language interpreters are available to help with communication between staff and patients who have limited English. These interpreters may be requested by VCH staff only. If you or your family needs the help of an interpreter, please speak to a staff member. 

Health information in 130 languages

You can call 8-1-1 and request free health information in 130 different languages. Learn more about the free 8-1-1 health and advice phone line available in British Columbia. 

Aboriginal health

Access Indigenous reources and programs to help access & navigate our health services. Learn more on the Aboriginal health page

Spiritual care & multifaith services

Spiritual Care Practitioners help us address the profound thoughts and feelings that can so poignantly arise at times of major illness or trauma. Learn more on the spiritual care & multifaith services page

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