ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services offers professional and accredited interpreting and translating services through the national Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). This is a free service.
It’s important to have health information checked by an accredited interpreter in emergency situations. This will ensure the information you receive is interpreted correctly and you have access to the care you need.
For help from an interpreter, please call the free TIS on 131 450.
The National Interpreter Symbol helps you identify places that offer language assistance. You can also use the symbol to show you need language help.
You have the right to an interpreter when using all Canberra Health Services, free of charge. Interpreters act in confidentiality and will not share your information with anyone. You may also choose to have a male or female interpreter.
For more information, please visit the TIS website.