Providence Centralia Hospital is committed to ensuring access to its services, programs, and activities to all patients regardless of their communication needs and/or disabilities.
The hospital has access to unbiased and trained professional interpreters for a number of foreign languages as well as American Sign Language. This service is free of charge to patients. Please ask your caregiver for assistance.
- Interpreter line: 888-429-3464 (No English)
For Hearing-Impaired Persons
Telecommunication devices (TDD) are available for hearing-impaired patients or for patients wishing to communicate with a hearing-impaired relative or friend. Amplified phone handsets are also available. American Sign Language interpreters are available at no cost to the patient. Your caregiver can help you access these services.
For Sight-Impaired Persons
Seeing-eye and other dogs used for special needs are welcome throughout the hospital.
It is Providence's policy to provide free aids and language assistance services to individuals with a disability, handicap, or limited English proficiency who are accessing a Providence health program or activity.
Consistent with Providence's Mission and Core Values, it is the policy of Providence to not discriminate against, exclude, or treat differently any individuals accessing any Providence health program or activity on any basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws, including but not limited to on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, handicap, or sex, as those terms are defined under federal law and rules. Where applicable, federal statutory protections for religious freedom and conscience are applied.
Providence has established an internal grievance procedure for individuals accessing any Providence Health Program or Activity, which provides for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging violations of applicable federal or state laws that prohibit discrimination, including but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18116), and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92 (collectively referred to below as "Section 1557"). Any person who believes that someone accessing a Providence Health Program or Activity has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or disability may file a grievance under this procedure by contacting:
It is against the law for Providence to retaliate against anyone who opposes discrimination, files a grievance, or participates in the investigation of a grievance. Providence maintains a non-retaliation policy.