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Patients have the right to ask questions about their medical condition, receive information about their care, and give or withhold consents for treatment using the language in which they are most comfortable to communicate. We offer medical interpreters in more than 150 languages. American Sign Language interpreters for deaf or hearing impaired patients are also readily available. Upon admission, your nurse will ask you which language you would like to communicate in and will make arrangements for you to use the Interpreter Service, if needed. You can also call Patient Relations if you have additional questions at 718-519-4747.