Community & Medical Interpretation
Services (CMIS)

* If you are requesting translation services, please send a copy of the document to

About CMIS

The Community & Medical Interpretation Services (CMIS) was created…

  • Under the auspices of Child Development Resources in support of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • To assist agencies in the implementation of National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.
  • In response to the influx of foreign-born persons and the increased need for interpreters by many local area agencies that provide services to individuals who have limited English speaking proficiency.
  • Because of inadequacies in language interpretation by non-trained interpreters occurring during an encounter between agency and a limited English speaking customer. Recent studies have found that an average of 31 errors occur during a single encounter when not using trained interpreters.
  • To diminish the potential for liability based on the outcome of delivered services thus creating the need to provide professionally trained interpreters to facilitate an agency’s service.
Our Mission

To ensure accurate and effective communication between service providers and their limited English speaking customer(s).

CMIS Clients
  • Health Care Providers
  • Health Care Providers
  • Hospitals
Discover the Benefits to Your Business or Institution
  • We support your services by helping decrease the risk of a potential infringement on civil right laws and to assist you in leveraging the power for growth or expansion.
  • You will have reliable, ethical and principled trained professionals who are always available to meet the interpretation/translation needs of your institution or business.
  • The services our Interpreters provide will help you increase your client pool and unlock your customer access to move ahead of the competition.
Our Proposal and Promise to You
  • Receive the most reasonable rates from a non-profit organization.
  • Flexible and reliable scheduling.
  • Quick response for short notice requests.
CMIS Access is Simple
  • Call or complete the provided electronic form to request an interpreter.
  • Submit your request on links above, page is mobile friendly.
  • A CMIS representative will schedule and confirm your request.

Ask for the CMIS Administrator: 757-566-3300 Ext 113 or email:
150 Point O’Woods Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Questions or concerns about your child? Call CDR’s TOTS line at 757-566-TOTS.

¿Tiene preguntas acerca de su bebé o niño? llame al 757-566-3300.