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Emergency Interpreter Referral


Emergency Hotline Number: 401-586-6100

The Emergency Interpreter Referral Service is available during non-business hours such as week evenings, early mornings, weekends, and holidays for any emergencies. What constitutes as an emergency would be a state of emergency, medical, legal, mental health, and many other crisis-related incidents in the State of Rhode Island. This would enable every deaf or hard of hearing individual to communicate through sign language in a timely, accurate and effective manner with healthcare providers, mental health services, police departments, or any emergency personnel during any emergency incidents as required by the existing federal and state laws.


If you need interpreter but is not emergency related, please call this number, 401-222-5300 Voice, 401-222-5301 TTY, 401-354-7630 Videophone or contact via email at cdhh.interpreter@cdhh.ri.gov to make request between 8:30am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.