Good to Know
Got a meeting coming up?
Put 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.
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.
Requests are entered into a secure online portal, operated by Access Interpreting, on the NIH network. Anyone with an NIH email account can access the system and enter requests. First, users must create a profile. Simply click on the Access Portal button below and follow the prompts to create a user profile, enter a new request, check the status, edit, or cancel an existing request. For technical support or to request a login ID, email email@example.com.
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