Ayudante / Medical Interpreters
About Ayudante / Medical Interpreters

Healdsburg District Hospital (HDH) received a rare 3 year major expansion grant to expand its medical interpreter services to the community. The purpose of the Ayudante Medical Services is to enhance healthcare at our hospital to include the communities surrounding the hospital, which encompasses the cities of Cloverdale, Geyserville and Windsor, as well as the rural communities of Northern Sonoma County. The word Ayudante literally means; “Helper” in Spanish.

The Ayudante Medical Interpreter Services is an out-reach program with an emphasis the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. According to the 2000 US Census Bureau our primary service area encompasses 60,000 residents, and of the 60,000 residents 27% clamed to be of Hispanic origin.

The Ayudante Services was designed by a coalition of local healthcare professionals, farm workers and hospital management and clinical staff. The Ayudante Medical Interpreter Services seeks to improve access to existing vital healthcare resources by providing fluent and proficient interpretation services in both English / Spanish for our patients, staff and our providers.

For more information, please call (707) 431-6500

Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

HDH and Ayudante Medical Interpreter
Provides the following Services:

  • On-site medical interpreter M-F from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • On-site medical interpreters Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Document translation services provided throughout hospital and affiliated Providers whose practice is located on HDH medical campus.
  • Telephone language assistance service provided by Cyra Com, International. This service is in place at HDH specifically to provide professional medical interpretation services in languages other than Spanish. Cyra Com allows our providers and clinical staff easy access to an interpreter in 148 languages, this service is in place 24/7.
  • Updated hospital signage in English and Spanish.
  • Medical cultural sensitivity awareness training.
  • Educational outreach to the community.
    • Stroke awareness training
    • Host Health Fairs
    • Flu clinics
    • Disease prevention

1375 University Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Main Number: (707) 431-6500