La Clínica provides interpretation services for all health facilities in the metro area, including interpretation at appointments as well as the translation of medical documents.

Providers Eligible for Free Language Services

Providers serving DC residents enrolled in:

  • Managed Care (Alliance & Medicaid)
  • HIV care

About our Medical Interpreters

Interpreters undergo language proficiency screening and training in interpretation techniques, ethics and medical vocabulary.

Interpreters are currently preparing for national certification.

Before visits begin, interpreters explain the process to both patients and providers:

  • Provider speaks directly to patient
  • Provider speaks in short segments
  • Provider pauses to allow for interpretation
  • Interpreter sits/stands beside the patient

If you are a provider currently enrolled in our system, visit the online Interpreter Services Department Language Center to schedule your interpreter requests as well as check availability and order status.


Additional available services

Translation of documents

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • School Transcripts
  • Instructional Pamphlets
  • Training Manuals
  • Recipes
  • Outreach materials
  • And more

Translations cost: $10/page.

You can stop by the clinic and bring the documents to be translated to the Language Services Department or email them to – please include your name and phone number. We will return an email to you telling you when these will be ready for pickup.

Training for medical providers on use of interpreters

La Clinica holds hands-on, 30-minute trainings for providers detailing how to use a medical interpreter correctly. Contact Isabel van Isschot to schedule a training or to ask for a quote.

Simultaneous Interpretation

La Clinica provide simultaneous interpretation for conferences, meetings, and any other meeting where you may need to multi-lingual communication. Email to ask for a quote.