Affordable High Quality Korean Medical Interpretation Services:
30,000 Korean Won Per Hour (2 Hour Minimum Booking)
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Certified Medical Interpreters & Facilitators Receiving Training from Gangnam Medical Tour Center
Do You Need a Korean Medical Interpreter or Translator?
Navigating the healthcare system in Korea can be challenging without language assistance. But do you really need a Korean medical interpreter? This comprehensive guide discusses the necessity of interpreters in medical settings, offering insights into when and where to find professional language support.
Understanding the Role of a Korean Medical Interpreter
What sets a professional interpreter apart from a bilingual individual? It’s not just about speaking two languages. Professional interpreters undergo specialized training and develop skills in various types of interpretation, including written, oral, and simultaneous. They are often certified in specific fields like legal, technical, and medical interpreting. Their role is crucial in ensuring clear and accurate communication between all parties.
Key Benefits of Hiring a Korean Medical Interpreter
- Effective Communication of Patient Goals and Treatment Plans
- Clear Understanding of Doctor’s Diagnoses and Recommendations
- Facilitating Informed Questions and Answers
- Bridging the Gap Between Doctors and Patients
- Interpreting Medical Procedures, Costs, Risks, and Requirements
When You Might Not Need an Interpreter
- Clinics with in-house interpretation staff
- Arrangements made through a licensed medical tour agency
Note: In-house English-speaking staff are not always trained interpreters. However, they may possess relevant skills through experience.
Where to Find a Reliable Interpreter
For trustworthy interpreter services, visit Medical Korea or the government tourist information website. Medical Korea offers interpreters in various languages. We are an official partner of these institutions. and we also maintain a regular and updated interpreter roster from multiple institutions for efficiency and convenience.
We’re board certified medical facilitator partners by both Gangnam City & Seoul City:
We have been inspected by two city review boards in which we must submit all our qualifications and credentials to be screened by government staff, and a review board, and passed on-site inspections and verifications to become official Gangnam City & Seoul City Medical Tour Partner Companies.
Caution about these sources when seeking a Translator/Interpreter:
- Random online forums
- Anonymous Group Chats
- Sponsored Influencers
While building My Seoul Secret over the past 9 years, we followed up with translators that were often recommended on these sites by interviewing them in person, only to learn that nine out of ten times, they were really illegal surgery brokers under the guise of a freelance personal assistants/translators, and also unqualified to do medical interpretation and put patients at risk with biased information and blurring their roles and responsibilities .