Healthcare providers who do not have a language in common with refugees will be able to access translation services through community organizations such as:
- Regina Open Door Society
- Saskatoon Open Door Society
- Prince Albert YWCA
- Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
- The Gathering Place (Saskatoon)
Health regions and community groups have been working to identify health care providers who are able to speak Arabic.
Health regions also have translation services in place for people who go to emergency rooms and are not comfortable speaking English.
HealthLine 811 – the province’s 24-hour health line for non-urgent advice – has access to translation service in more than 100 languages, including Arabic. HealthLine 811 also provides mental health and addictions support, information and connection to services.
The IFHP will cover interpretation costs for mental health services only.