Bluestem Health Interpretation Services

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Having interpreters available dramatically improves a patient’s satisfaction with their healthcare visits. Bluestem Health offers interpretation in Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Karen, Burmese, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language. Our on-site interpreters are unique in that each staff member establishes a trusted relationship with the patients for whom they interpret. This results in non-English speaking patients to generally have fewer medical visits and are also more likely to follow-up for future appointments and preventative care. 

The interpreters also understand differences between cultures and their intersection with healthcare. They understand different customs within belief systems and can accomodate accordingly. 
 
Interpreters help to not only interpret during patient visits, but they also provide ongoing support to Bluestem Health’s medical staff and providers to make return phone calls to patients and provide further instructions and/or results. They help to schedule non-English patients for appointments.

At Bluestem Health, we value and celebrate diversity in people, in beliefs, and in their needs. We demonstrate this by providing interpretation services so all people can access the healthcare they need.