Language and Translation Assistance

When receiving health care, you have a right to language services at no cost to you*.

Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare offers confidential language services twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We employ qualified interpreters for Spanish, Hmong, and American Sign Language needs in an effort to provide in-person interpretation as often as possible. We also partner with a number of local and national companies to provide over-the-phone or video relay interpreted language services when an in-person interpreter is not available to meet the language needs of our patients.

Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare is committed to providing qualified, competent interpreters for your health care needs.

Please notify registration at the time you schedule with your provider if you would like an interpreter for your appointment.

Preferred language and interpreter-assisted telephone numbers:

Spanish

866-322-0653
La Crosse Switchboard

855-891-8360
Arcadia Clinic

855-565-4305
La Crosse Labor & Delivery

855-517-7670
Sparta Clinic

Somali 

855-895-3683
Waukon Clinic

855-517-7679
La Crosse Switchboard

 

 

Hmong

888-781-5293
La Crosse Switchboard

 

 

Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO/STS
7-1-1 or
1-800-947-6644

TTY to Voice
7-1-1 or
1-800-947-3529

 

If you need assistance with scheduling an appointment, dial the toll free number above and you will be directed through an interpreter to make your appointment. Please ask for the clinic location and department to schedule your appointment.

For Translation Services, please contact our Language Services department at 608-392-7911 or toll free at 1-800-362-5454, ext. 27911.

If you have a concern regarding your care or experience at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare, please call our Patient Representative at 608-392-9478 or toll free at 1-800-362-5454, ext 29478.

* -- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Dept. of Health and Human Services, 45 C.F.R. Section 80.3(b)(2)
     Americans with Disabilities Act 

For additional information on assistance available to non-English speakers please see our Limited English Proficiency policy.

Limited English Proficiency Policy Statement

Declaración de la política del dominio limitado del inglés

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