BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Boston Medical Center’s Interpreter Services Department is one of the oldest interpreter services programs in New England. Our department works to ensure effective communication between our staff and patients and we provide qualified medical interpretation to patients and families who want to receive health care information in a language other than English, including American Sign Language and Certified Deaf interpreters.

Interpreters are available free of charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Interpreters are available in person, over the phone and video to ensure access to more than 150 languages spoken by our patient population. Our technology provides access to American Sign Language interpreters 24/7.

For deaf and hard of hearing patients we have TTY’s and assistive listening devices available upon request. 

We ask that patients do not bring anyone to interpret for them or use family members for medical interpretation 

Office Information

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Yawkey Building
850 Harrison Av
Basement, Room BN-38
Boston, MA 02118

For more information, call Interpreter Services Department at 617-414-5549