The Purpose of the Health Care Interpreter (HCI) program is to:
- Help HCIs in Oregon become trained and qualified or certified to meet current requirements;
- Diversify the health care workforce in Oregon;
- Provide high-quality health care interpretation to Oregon's growing diverse populations; and
- Promote health equity.
Who are HCIs?
HCIs are biligual individuals who help people in their communities by providing high quality health care interpretation at in person medical appointments or over the phone.
Becoming a Qualified or Certified HCI
Learn more about becoming a qualified or certified HCI here
Renewing your Qualified or Certified Letter
Renew your Qualified or Certified Letter here
Do you need training or are you interested in having your training program approved by OEI?
Find or become an approved training program or testing center here
Health Care Interpreter Registry
See if you or someone you would like to hire is on the list of registered HCIs here
Health Care Interpreter Learning Collaborative
Free training opportunity! The purpose of the Health Care Interpreter Learning Collaborative** is to train 150 health care interpreters by September 2016. All trainings are 64 hours long; this includes 2 days online and 6 days in person (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)*
*The above training has concluded, please check back for future free training opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
**The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-12-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
For More Information, please contact:
Kweku Wilson, HCI Learning Collaborative Coordinator