Boise State students offer translation services to community health center
“BOISE — Communities across the world have been advised to avoid hospitals and health centers if they can, to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Even so, there is still critical medical attention people without the virus need from their doctors.
Amid the outbreak, a group of Boise State University undergraduate students are continuing to use their Spanish language skills to help monolingual patients receive medical care at a community center that offers free care to low income and uninsured Idahoans.
The five students have been volunteering in three-hour shifts at Genesis Community Health since January, offering interpretation services four days a week for Spanish-speaking patients. A few students are volunteering their time to interpret through a video platform at home, while others are still going into the center.”