These cards are used to inform police and medical emergency service responders how and where to request interpreters for emergencies involving Deaf individuals who use American Sign Language. Please e-mail Dianne.Shearer@MassMail.State.MA.US to request card(s).

Front of the card shows the emergency phone number, 1-800-249-9949 (Voice or TTY) for medical, mental health and legal emergency sign language interpreter/CART needs.

Back of the card shows examples of emergencies: hospital emergency room visits, emergency psychological evaluations, admission to a detox or psychiatric facility. Also, for non-emergency services, please call 617-740-1600 Voice or 617-740-1700 TTY.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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