Interpreter Roster: Spoke Language, Health Care - MDH

Interpreter Roster: Spoken Language, Health Care

The Commissioner of Health maintains a statewide Roster of spoken language health care interpreters. Being listed on the Roster is voluntary. However, as of January 1, 2011, an interpreter cannot be paid from Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare unless the interpreter is on the Roster.

The Roster can be searched to show the names and expiration dates of all spoken language interpreters who have applied to be on the Roster, though some interpreters choose not to be available to be contacted to provide interpreting services. The Roster can also be searched by language and geographic area to find available interpreters. For available interpreters, the Roster also shows health care subject areas and specialty settings in which the interpreter may have work experience.

The information in the Roster is provided by each interpreter and has NOT been verified by the Minnesota Department of Health. At this time, an interpreter need not show any qualifications to be included on the Roster. Inclusion on the Roster is NOT evidence of being a "certified" health care interpreter.

Click on the links below to find Frequently Asked Questions about the Roster, how to complete searches, to apply to be in the Roster, renew and to change or update interpreter information.

Important Notices

Fraud Notice 2018

MDH has received reports that individuals on the Interpreter Roster has been the target for email fraud.

Roster email addresses can be viewed by the public if you choose make your profile searchable (See Participant Notice).

Interpreters should be on alert for email scams.

If you received an email with characteristics described below, do not issue refunds for checks over the amount billed. If you suspect a check is fraud, contact your bank.

An example of the email/scam may have these characteristics:

Updated Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 03:33PM