Cultural and Interpreter Services

Offering services in multiple languages

Cultural and Interpreter 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 call directly.
See "Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters" in the directory of your hospital-specific patient and family handbook.

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.

Helping Aboriginal people access health servicesThe Aboriginal Patient Navigator program helps Aboriginal people access health services at Vancouver Coastal Health. Contact us to get in touch with an Aboriginal Patient Navigator.
Toll-free: 1 (877) 875-1131
Fax: (604) 675-2536

Translated health information
Our Patient Health Education Materials Catalogue contains hundreds of brochures, pamphlets and booklets translated to different languages.

Francophone health resources
Visit the PLS Francophone Services for resources available to the Francophone population and the people who work with them.

Rendez-vous sur le site des Services francophones du PLS pour des ressources disponibles pour la population francophone et les personnes qui travaillent avec elle.