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On-Demand Chinese Medical Translation and Interpretation Services

Improve treatment quality for your Chinese-speaking patients. Provide language access at your healthcare center through our Chinese medical translation and interpretation services!

On-Demand Interpretation

Gain on-demand access to a broad network of Chinese medical interpreters 24/7!

Trained and Qualified Experts

All Chinese medical interpreters in our network have specialized training and experience in healthcare settings!

English to Chinese Medical Translation

Ensure that your Chinese–speaking patients can understand medical documentation at every step of patient care.

Fast Response Times

Get in touch with an Chinese medical interpreter in as fast as 13.4 seconds!

Let’s Bridge The Language Gap Together

Here at Boostlingo, it’s our mission to improve language access for all. We offer expert interpreters, personalized solutions, and cutting-edge technologies to ensure that nothing gets lost in translation between you and your partners.

Chinese Medical Translation vs. Chinese Medical Interpretation: What’s The Difference?

Interpreters facilitate communication between people who don’t speak the same language while translators convert written content from one language to another.

Interpreters facilitate communication between people who don’t speak the same language while translators convert written content from one language to another. 

what is a community interpreter?

Chinese translators ensure that patient information forms, consent waivers, and certain business and legal documents can be read and understood.

what is an interpreter scheduling system?

Chinese interpreters allow patients and healthcare professionals to communicate with each other naturally during consultations or emergencies.

Why Chinese Medical Translation and Interpretation Matters

As of 2023, the Chinese population in the United States has reached 5.4 million.

There are over 2.9 million native Chinese speakers in the United States.

Chinese is being spoken in over 5.2% of households in the United States.

Frequently asked questions

Chinese medical translators focus on converting written documents such as medical reports, patient information forms, and consent waivers. They are trained to construct accurate and technical Chinese translations of medical documents to the English language and vice versa. On the other hand, Chinese medical interpreters facilitate spoken communication between patients and healthcare providers so that both parties can understand each other fully.  

Both occupations have the same goal of overcoming language barriers but are distinct professions with different training, certifications, and specializations. Translators may be qualified to produce accurate translations of documents but are only fit to interpret real-time discussions if they have received training. Likewise, interpreters are trained to facilitate communication between parties but may lack the formal training on the translation process to effectively reformulate documents.  

Moreover, it’s important to understand each interpretation setting has its own complexities. A professional translator that specializes in the medical field may not be qualified to produce legal translations if he or she has not received training in that setting. Since the legal field is filled with complex terms and jargon, translating documents without proper training can lead to miscommunication. 

For more details on the differences between both professions, read our guide which will give you a comprehensive look at interpretation services.

The cost of Chinese medical interpreters can greatly depend on the provider, but in most cases, it is usually calculated by the minutes of interpretation provided. In Boostlingo’s case, we’re proud to share that our rates are 20% lower than the industry standard!

Chinese medical interpreters facilitate discussions between patients that are native speakers of Chinese (and their accompanying persons) and hospital staff. They ensure that individuals from Hong Kong and other regions that have Chinese as one of their native languages can express themselves fully and naturally.

In the healthcare setting, miscommunication can lead to grave outcomes, and it’s the primary duty of Chinese medical interpreters to ensure that Chinese speakers’ patients can grasp, understand, and exchange medical information.  

However, do note that Chinese interpreters and translators are not the same as Chinese linguists. Linguists focus on preserving endangered languages through research and literacy programs, so they’re not necessarily qualified to provide professional translations of technical documents. If you require more language support for your healthcare center, partnering with an interpretation and translation company will give you accurate Chinese and English translations.

Failure to overcome language barriers in healthcare can greatly deter treatment and compromise a patient’s well-being. If your hospital is in an area with a large population of Chinese speakers, having a Chinese medical interpreter (either onsite or through an on-demand language access plan) will ensure that your healthcare center can accommodate them.  

Additionally, Chinese document translation will allow you to further optimize language access at your healthcare center. 

Professional translation services will make it easy for you to transcribe medical forms in Chinese characters, enabling your patients to understand a document’s contents fully.

Overall, Chinese language services will greatly benefit your patients that come from regions that have Chinese as their official language.

We’re proud to share that we have an average response time of 13.4 seconds for all our supported languages. Whether it’s a medical appointment or an emergency, our platform will quickly connect you to an appropriate interpreter!

For those who are looking to acquire our on-demand language access plan, you can easily set a virtual appointment with a Chinese interpreter through our platform. All you need to do is to input your needs and preferences in our app, and we’ll quickly get you connected with the appropriate Chinese interpreter in the language pair you need! just a few seconds! 

Boostlingo prioritizes security at every touch point. We’re proud to share that we have a strong security framework that has passed compliance standards such as SOC2 Type II and are compliant with federal laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Additionally, all the HIPAA-compliant ASL interpreters in our network must follow the Boostlingo Code of Conduct and the NCIHC national code of ethics for healthcare interpreters. Both factors ensure that our interpreters prioritize discretion and privacy as they engage with patients and healthcare professionals.

For hospitals in the United States, Laws such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act have been passed to ensure that anyone can access healthcare services regardless of their English proficiency. All healthcare centers, especially those with a diverse patient population, must ensure equitable access to quality medical treatment so they must always have healthcare interpretation services within reach.