In addition to our fee-based interpretation and translation services, the Iowa International Center also offers a free phone interpretation hotline for emergency situations. These services are offered for emergency personnel (police, fire, paramedic, ER, domestic violence shelters) when they determine that language is a barrier to providing appropriate services.
The Emergency Interpretation Hotline is available 24/7 and offers over 180 languages.
To access the hotline:
Call 515-282-8269, Ext. 5. Answer a short series of questions about the nature of your call and request your language for interpretation.
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This service is the only one of its kind, and is made possible by the generosity of Alliant Energy Foundation and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, sponsors of the 24/7 Emergency Interpretation Hotline.
We are also a proud partner of the Safeguard Iowa Partnership.