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Communication with Disabled Patients

Communication with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and those with Low Vision

Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) and Richard Young Behavioral Health Center (RY-BHC) are committed to providing equal access to all persons with disabilities, including patients, their companions, and others.

To ensure effective communication in connection with the provision of medical services, both GSH and RY-BHC provide qualified sign language and oral interpreters and other auxiliary aids and services, free of charge, for patients, companions, and other individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision.

To request auxiliary aids or services, please contact your nurse or the House Manager. The House Manager can be reached at 308-865-2000 or 308-865-7100. You can also request auxiliary aids or services using the “Contact Us” option on the www.gshs.org website.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision have the right under the ADA to request  auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication. For more information about the ADA, call the Department of Justice’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY) or visit the ADA Home Page at www.ada.gov.