Discrimination is Against the Law

The University of Vermont Medical Center complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, place of birth, HIV status, national origin, religion, marital status, age, language, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or obligation for service in the armed forces.

The UVM Medical Center provides free intrepreting and translations services to deaf people and people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

If you need these services, call 802-847-3553.

The UVM Medical Center provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, call 802-847-8899.

If you believe that the UVM Medical Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, place of birth, HIV status, national origin, religion, marital status, age, language, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or obligation for service in the armed forces, you can file a grievance with:

Office of Patient and Family Advocacy
UVM Medical Center
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 847-3502
Fax: (802) 847-0384
PatientandFamilyAdvocacy@uvmhealth.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the Office of Patient and Family Advocacy is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201
800-368-1019, 800-537-7697(TTD)

NEPALI | नेपाली
ध्यान दिनुहोस्: तपार्इंले नेपाली बोल्नुहुन्छ भने तपार्इंको निम्ति भाषा सहायता सेवाहरू निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध छ । फोन गर्नुहोस् 802-847-8899.

BOSNIAN | Bosanski
Vi imate pravo na tumača, molimo vas da ukazuju na
hrvatskom jeziku i mi ćemo pozvati prevodioca. Hvala (802) 847-8899.

ARABIC | العربية
مقرب لصتا .ناجملاب كل رفاوتت ةيوغللا ةدعاسملا تامدخ نإف (802) 847-8899،ةغللا ركذا ثدحتت تنك اذإ :ةظوحلم.

SOMALI | Soomaali
DHEG: haddii aad ku hadashid Soomaali, adeegyada kaalmo luqadeed bilaash ayaa laguu helayo.Wac (802) 847-8899.

SPANISH | Español
ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al (802) 847-8899.

VIETNAMESE | Tiếng Việt
CHÚ Ý:  Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số (802) 847-8899.

FRENCH | Français
ATTENTION :  Si vous parlez français, des services d'aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le (802) 847-8899.

MAAY MAAY
DIGNIIN: hattii ada ka hadalaasa Maay Maay, adeegada gargaarka luugada, oo bilaash eh, yaa lakin helee ada. Han weer (802) 847-8899.

RUSSIAN | русском
ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните (802) 847-8899.

SERBO CROATIAN | Srpsko-Hrvatski
OBAVJEŠTENJE:  Ako govorite srpsko-hrvatski, usluge jezičke pomoći dostupne su vam besplatno. Nazovite (802) 847-8899.

THAI | ภาษาไทย
เรียน:  ถ้าคุณพูดภาษาไทยคุณสามารถใช้บริการช่วยเหลือทางภาษาได้ฟรี  โทร (802) 847-8899.

TAGALOG
PAUNAWA:  Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad. Tumawag sa (802) 847-8899.

SWAHILI | Kiswahili
KUMBUKA: Ikiwa unazungumza Kiswahili, unaweza kupata, huduma za lugha, bila malipo. Piga simu (802) 847-8899.

JAPANESE | 日本語
注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。(802) 847-8899 まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

KIRUNDI | Ikirundi
ICITONDERWA:  Nimba uvuga Ikirundi, uzohabwa serivisi zo gufasha mu ndimi, ku buntu. Woterefona (802) 847-8899