For the more than 16% of Virginians who speak a language other than English, the healthcare environment is more than just intimidating. It can be inaccessible. A UVA certified medical interpreter offers tips to ensure your non-English speaking friends and family make the most of the resources available and receive optimal care.
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It’s the hardest moment. You have a condition. What you do next doesn’t feel obvious.
Instead, you have questions:
- Do you go the doctor? Or just get something at the pharmacy?
- Get the surgery? Which kind?
- What screenings do you need now?
- How will you pay for it all?
Navigating Healthcare: The Problem On Top of the Problem
When you’re sick, the last thing you want to do is paperwork. But it’s a fact of life: Navigating healthcare is hard. So many factors make it so: the state of health insurance, rising costs, and the limited access some people face. And of course, the amount of misinformation on social media makes things extra complex.
We know figuring out how to manage your healthcare and your health itself can overwhelm. That’s why we have this collection of articles about the dilemmas that can occur.
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