Emergency Interpretation


In addition to our fee-based interpretation and translation services, the Iowa International Center also offers free interpretation services for emergency situations. These services are offered for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals facing a serious threat to life or well-being, and are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept calls from hospitals, domestic violence shelters and other social service providers when they determine that language is a barrier to providing appropriate services.



This service is the only one of its kind, and is made possible by the generosity of Prairie Meadows and Wells Fargo, sponsors of the 24/7 Emergency Line. 


Click here to view the list of available languages.

Call the Iowa International Center at 515-282-8269 and select Option 5. You will be connected with an interpretation service and asked for a client code (7092). Please be prepared to answer a few general questions about your usage before being connected with an interpreter. 

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