If you feel more comfortable speaking a language other than English, Mayo Clinic offers interpreters for over 200 languages. Interpreters are available in person for many languages or through telephone or video services for others.
When scheduling your visit, tell Mayo Clinic registration staff or your appointment secretary that you will need an interpreter. There is no charge for interpreters.
Services for people with hearing impairments
Sign language interpreters are available to Mayo patients. If you need this service, please indicate this on your registration form or tell the person scheduling the appointment.
Some telephones in the clinic have volume controls for patients with hearing impairments. Telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) service is also available. Staff at information desks in the Mayo Building, on the first floor or subway level, can direct you to these telephones.