HUHS is committed to facilitating appropriate communication between members of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) staff and patients and to comply with federal and state regulations and accreditation requirements.
HUHS strives to clearly and thoroughly communicate with all patients and their families about the care we provide. Interpreter services are available for non-English speaking patients. Other services are available for patients who are hearing or visually impaired.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This federal law prohibits national origin discrimination as it affects persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Responding to the needs of our diverse population is important to us, as is communicating to our patients that we are sensitive to and supportive of diversity issues. HUHS translates key publications (such as signage in our reception areas and waiting rooms) for our community members whose native language is not English.