My mom (dad, brother, sister) is in the hospital and needs a translator

By Camille Bouvet, Lingolet Intern

My mom (dad, brother, sister) is in the hospital and needs a translator

In the United States, 21,9% of the population do not speak English at home. 

Among them, 25,6 million people do not have a good command of English. This is a constraint in the case of an emergency, such as a medical emergency.

An interpreter may be required to ensure that both parties understand each other and that there is no misunderstanding.  


So how is it possible to find a reliable medical translator quickly? 

 Medical certification is necessary for an interpreter to work in the medical sector. It can be hard to find a certified medical interpreter and contacting a non-specialized interpreter can have terrible consequences for the family or the medical staff. Inadequate translation leads to poor treatment and, therefore, to a failure to resolve the primary problem.  


Lingolet is the first app available on every device that allows you to contact certified medical interpreters in less than 30 seconds. 

Through your phone or tablet, call an interpreter via audio or video call. 

More than 4,000 interpreters are available every day of the year in more than 180 languages. Lingolet, a precise and accurate translation at your fingertips!


 

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