Imagine you are on a temporary stay from another country and during that time, you need surgery. Afterwards, you must make frequent visits to the surgeon’s practice for re-checks and then on to rehab. If you are in the Huntsville area, you are in good hands with our medical interpreters!
We are proud to serve many hospitals and clinics in our North Alabama area, both in the hospital, and on an outpatient basis. In 2013, FLS was awarded a contract for outpatient clinic services by Huntsville’s largest hospital. We began with one full-time Spanish interpreter and now have a number of contract interpreters who also assist with this contract.
FLS’s interpreters assist these clinics’ physicians and therapists in communication with their patients, thereby providing reassurance and support during convalescence. Our interpreters cover pediatric and adult clinics, which includes surgical, medical, or rehabilitative re-checks and ongoing therapy. FLS’s medically trained and/or certified interpreters play a crucial role in recovery and in ongoing rehabilitation.
Due to the many Spanish speaking families in North Alabama, the majority of our hospital work is in Spanish. However, FLS also provides French, Creole, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese interpreters when needed. If an interpreter is not available, FLS has the ability to set up video conferencing as an alternative.