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EIP Medical Interpretation Services Available

February 18, 2003

EIP (Early Intervention Program) offers medical interpretation services in contract with Universal Language Services for in-person medical office interpretation. The process is as follows:

Medical provider will:

  • Call EIP to request service

HIV Client Service staff will:

  • Check that provider is contracted with EIP and confirm that the client has EIP eligibility

  • Take the date of the interpretation service request and the date and time of the client's appointment

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  • Take the provider name as well as the client ID number

  • Give interpretation access numbers to the provider

  • Confirm with the provider that the interpretation service provided is authorized for the one confirmed appointment only (if further interpretation is desired for other office visits the process will need to be repeated)

Medical provider will:

  • Contact Universal Language Services to schedule interpreter.

  • If the provider has any questions their office can be contacted at:

Monique Ossa McLeod
HIV Early Intervention Program
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47841
Olympia, WA 98504-7841
Phone:(360) 236-3493
Fax:(360) 664-2216




  
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This article was provided by Seattle Treatment Education Project. It is a part of the publication STEP Ezine.
 
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