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Interpreter services at Fairview Northland Medical Center
If you or someone you care for is in need of medical services you have the right to a free medical interpreter.

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

Requesting an Interpreter:

Please notify any staff member if you would like an interpreter. In-person interpreters are provided for over 10 languages and dialects and for American Sign Language. Telephone interpreters are available for over 150 languages and dialects.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services:

If you are hearing impaired, certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, Video Remote Interpreting services, and TDDs (telecommunication devices for the deaf) are available at our hospital free of charge to patients when necessary for effective communication. Phone amplifiers and pocket talkers also are available upon request. Please request an interpreter when you schedule an appointment or when arriving at the hospital. For patients utilizing emergency room services, you may call 763-389-6350 in advance to request interpreting services.

Translation Services:

Patients, staff and providers can request translation of documents by calling 612-273-3788 or emailing We translate all patient related materials at no cost to patients. Translated materials and patient information is available in:

• Arabic
• Spanish
• Somali
• Russian
• Hmong
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