Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
RID Certified Sign Language interpreters are provided upon request. When possible, make
your request in advance. When calling Scheduling (240-566-3400) to make
your medical appointment. Otherwise, notify your nurse at any time throughout
your admission. Contact your nurse or have someone call Interpreting Services
at 4351 to request an interpreter.
Our Statement to Patients (Patient Rights and Responsibilities) is also
available on videotape presented in sign language.
In some instances, VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) may be utilized if the
staff or agency interpreters are not immediately available.
Video Phones, provided by
Sorenson Communications, are available upon request to be brought to the patient bedside.