At Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, we provide on-site, full-time interpreters that speak many different languages. It has been said that there are at least 30 different languages spoken in Lincoln with many more dialects of those languages. Bluestem Health provides care to a diverse population and encourages our staff to provide culturally competent services for patients, as much as possible. For languages or services that are not available in-house, we utilize telephone and video conferencing.
Spanish Arabic Kurdish Karen Burmese Vietnamese American Sign Language
Bluestem Health’s on-site interpreters are unique in that each staff member establishes a trusted relationship with the patients for whom they interpret. In addition, interpreters provide ongoing support to Bluestem Health’s medical staff and providers, such as making return phone calls to patients, providing further instructions and/or results, and scheduling non-English patients for appointments.
Why Do You Need an Interpreter?
When discussing health concerns, the Bluestem Health providers know how important it is to make sure that information about an illness or treatment is clearly communicated to the patient. The interpreters at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, NE are extremely good listeners, picking up on intent and meaning, as well as every word communicated between the provider and the patient. They are sensitive to the cultural differences behind each language, and they have excellent knowledge of health issues, clinical abbreviations, and medical terms, and how best to translate that to the patient’s preferred language.
Call Bluestem Health in Lincoln, NE at 402-476-1455 if you have questions about the resources we offer.