The HSE has asked SLIS to help make it easier for Deaf People have an Irish Sign Language interpreter at their GP’s appointments.
The HSE is giving SLIS a small fund for booking and paying for interpreters for GP appointments.
The HSE fund will only pay for interpreter for Deaf people with a HSE Medical Card or GP Visit card. But we hope to expand this in future, so that all Deaf people have access to interpreter for their GP appointments.
To book an interpreter for your GP appointment, Contact SLIS.
What information does SLIS need from you?
What will SLIS do?
Remember, if you do not have a medical card you still have a right to an interpreter your medical appointments in hospitals and HSE clinics