Deaf health services
Cohen Children's is dedicated to expertly meeting the needs of the deaf community with compassion and respect. The Division of Adolescent Medicine is proud to offer our Deaf Health Services (DHS) program, which allows for deaf patients and/or family members to have full communication access with our healthcare teams at:
- Cohen Children's Medical Center
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Zucker Hillside Hospital
- North Shore University Hospital
Through our Deaf Health Services program, we employ three full-time sign language interpreters and over a dozen qualified per diem sign language interpreters. Cohen Children's Medical Center also provides telephone services for people who are deaf. TTY pay phones are located in our lobby and emergency department waiting area. If your child is admitted to the hospital, a TTY will be provided at no cost. Closed captioning is available through our TV service, as well.