The Provincial Language Service (PLS) provides both face-to-face and phone spoken language interpreting for women coming to BC Women's who speak limited or no English, as well as Sign Language Interpreting for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing patients. We provide highly qualified and certified medical and community interpreters. All PLS interpreters meet and follow the standards for professional health care interpreting.
Interpreter services are available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Remember that family and friends should not be used as interpreters. The role of the family in an interpreter-assisted appointment should be one of support, similar to the role of family in an appointment in which the health care provider and patient speak directly.
A selection of our pamphlets have been translated in Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Please ask your care provider for further information.