The Ohio Hispanic Coalition’s Interpreter and Translation Services began in 1999 as a partnership between OHCO and three other non-profit agencies. The partnership was formed to address the issue of patients in hospitals and clinics being unable to receive proper services due to language barriers – OHCO provided Spanish and Portuguese Interpreters. OHCO and partners went on to form standards for interpreters and providers; these standards were later made the standards for all of Columbus by the Health Commissioner.
Since being founded OHCO has expanded Interpreter Services to almost all languages spoken in Columbus. We also continue to provide training to ensure that Columbus has quality interpreters.