Language and Interpreter Services
We will serve you in a way that respects you, your culture and your language. We want you to be treated with courtesy and respect by the staff at San Francisco Health Plan, our medical groups and everyone at your provider’s office. If you ever have any issues or concerns about how you are being treated, please contact Customer Service at (800) 288-5555, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Language and Materials
We will provide our written materials in the language you prefer at no cost to you. Our materials are regularly available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian. If you need materials in another language or are not getting materials in your preferred language, please contact Customer Service at (800) 288-5555, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Materials in Alternate Formats
We make member and enrollee information available to the visually impaired in alternate formats upon request at no cost. To request alternate format materials such as: Braille, audio, and large print please contact Customer Service at (800) 288-5555, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm.
We will communicate with you in the language that you prefer to speak. Our medical providers and their staff speak many languages. This is one of the many things you should take into consideration when choosing a primary care provider. To help you choose, please see our provider directory. When you make an appointment, you may request interpreter services for your appointment at the same time.
Request for Interpreter Services
Interpreter Services are available if you and your provider do not speak the same language. When you have a doctor’s appointment, you can have a Qualified Health Interpreter with you if you need one. Your medical group will provide either a face-to-face or phone interpreter at no cost to you. We prefer that you do not use a family member, friend or minor to interpret for you. Ask your provider office or medical group to arrange for Interpreter Services when you make your appointment. If you need further assistance, please call Customer Service at
(800) 288-5555, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm.