Got a meeting coming up?
Enter your request in now! Requests entered less than 5 days before the event may not be filled.
Planning a general audience event?
Confirm attendees requiring interpreting services BEFORE scheduling and remember to cancel requests within 48 hours (2 business days) to avoid billable charges to NIH.
Include the following language in event announcements:
Sign language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact NAMEXXX, PHONEXXXX or the Federal Relay Service @ 800-877-8339. Requests should be made five days in advance of the event.
Clinical Center staff may enter requests for deaf or hard of hearing patients or their families using the
Access Portal. Services are available 24/7 and patients receive priorty scheduling. For urgent requests outside of normal business hours, email
email@example.com or call 571-730-4330
Need a spoken language interpreter?
Contact the Clinical Center Social Work Department at 301-496-2792. Spoken language interpretation is available to patients with limited English proficiency.
Access Portal on the NIH network, operated by Access Interpreting.
All you need is an NIH email account to request a service for yourself or someone else using the
New users click the
Access Portal button below and follow the prompts to create a secure user profile.
Already have an account setup? Click the
Access Portal button below to enter a new request, check the status, edit, or cancel an existing request.
For technical support or to request a login ID, email
To learn more about the NIH Interpreting Services program or share your comments about the services, web content, or anything else, email us at
We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback!
Interpreting consumer guide - May 2018.pdf
Interpreting FAQs _May 2018.pdf
2204 - NIH Reasonable Accommodation Policy (Section J)
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