About CMIS

CMIS_new2The 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 is…

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

CMIS Clients

  • Health Care Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

Interpretation Services

To request CMIS Interpretation Services, click here. *

To request CMIS Translation Services, click here. *

* Please email completed forms to If you are requesting translation services, please send a copy of the document to be translated along with the request form.

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

  • The first two hours of interpretation are free and scheduled per hour or together.
  • 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.
  • Email or fax request using information on this page or the bottom of the request form.
  • A CMIS representative will schedule and confirm your request.

Phone: 757-566-3300 Ext 140
Ask for the CMIS Administrator
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.