For Patients

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.