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NABS For Health Care Providers

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NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.  

NABS provides interpreters for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people and their families who use sign language to communicate and would like an interpreter for private health care appointments.

The service is free for people who are not eligible for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and private health care practitioners. 

As a Health Care provider, you can book an interpreter for any patient who uses Sign Language to communicate.  

It's easy to book an interpreter. Click here for Book An Interpreter Form

All interpreting services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sign Language users are provided for both public and private health care appointments.

 

Services covered by NABS

Ask NABS staff if your health care service is not on this list 

GP and Specialist                        Acupuncture                                    Audiologist

Aboriginal Health Worker             Chiropractor                                    Dentist

Diabetes Education                      Dietician                                          Exercise Physiologist

Endocrinologist                             Family Planning/Sexual Health      Gynaecologist / Obstetrician / IVF

Iridologist                                      Medical Imaging                             Mental Health Worker

Naturopath                                    Occupational Therapy                    Optometrist

Osteopath                                     Paediatrician                                   Psychiatrist

Psychologist                                 Physiotherapist                               Podiatrist or Chiropodist 

Remedial Massage                      Speech Pathologist

 

Our Interpreters

NABS only employs interpreters who have current NAATI qualifications.  NABS interpreters will have some experience interpreting in health care situations.    

 

Families

Parents and Carers can book an interpreter for private medical and health care appointments for their children aged 0 to 18 years old.  

 

NABS Duty Of Care (NABS And Kids)

When NABS supplies interpreting services for children, both NABS and NABS interpreters follow a number of rules. Click here to find out more

 

Letter To Doctor

NABS has developed a letter for Deaf Consumers to give to their doctor or health care provider when making an appointment. Click here to view the Letter

  • The letter provides details on the interpreting service to the Deaf Consumer and to the medical or health care provider.

  • These services are provided in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

 

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