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Interpreter Services

Fairview is committed to ensuring effective communication between patients and their medical providers by providing qualified interpretation services for our patients. We provide medical interpreters free of charge for limited English proficiency and deaf or hard-of-hearing patients.

Interpreter Services
If you need a Spanish interpreter, please contact us at 612-273-0176.
Si necesita un intérprete de español, por favor llámenos al 612-273-0176.

If you need a Somali interpreter, please contact us at 612-273-3835.
Haddii aad u baahan tahay Turjubaan Soomaali ah fadlan nagala soo xiriir 612-273-3835.

If you need a Russian interpreter, please contact us at 612-273-3373.
Если вам нужен русский переводчик, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с нами по телефону

If you need a Hmong (or Lao) interpreter, please contact us at 612-273-8469.
Yog koj xav tau tus neeg txhais lub Hmoob (los Nplog), thov hu rau peb tus xov tooj

If you need an Oromo (or Amharic) interpreter, please contact us at 612-273-3834.
Hoo nama afan Oromo isiniif hiiku barbadhan malloo nuf bilbilla 612-273-3834.

Fairview Southdale Hospital Interpreter Services
Fairview Southdale Hospital offers Spanish, Russian and Somali staff interpreters to help patients and their families in a native language. We are also able to provide interpreters in many other languages in person or over the phone around the clock. These services are free of charge.

If you need an interpreter while at the hospital, please tell your doctor or nursing staff or contact our interpreters during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Spanish: 952-924-5740
  • Russian: 952-924-5693
  • Somali: 952-915-8620

Interpreters for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind or Low Vision
We offer American Sign Language (ASL), oral and tactile interpreters to patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or who have low vision. Every department offers Telecommunication devices for the deaf (TTY), Telstrobe flashing lights, Pocket Talkers and phone amplifiers at no cost.

Let your admission staff know if you require these services. For further information or questions, call our Deaf or Hard of Hearing Coordinator at 952-924-5693, send an e-mail to, or call our TTY number at 612-672-7300 for assistance.
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