Information about interpreter services available to individuals attending a health care appointment through their Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage.
You are entitled to language access services when you attend a health care appointment covered by Apple Health (Medicaid). Your health care provider is required to provide these services according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It can be considered discrimination if your health care provider refuses to provide language access services. Find more information about nondiscrimination.
How do I get an interpreter?
It’s easy, just let your health care provider know you need an interpreter when you schedule your appointment.
Your health care provider will reach out to the HCA Interpreter Services Program to schedule an interpreter. All interpreter services are provided through Universal Language Link. No additional action is needed by you!
What does my health care provider need to do?
They need to request the interpreter through the HCA Interpreter Services program. They can visit the interpreter services webpage for providers or contact the HCA Interpreter Services Program if they need help requesting an interpreter.