Table 4.12a. Facilities offering services in sign language for the hearing impaired and in languages other than English,
by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2011
Number
Facility operation and primary focus   Number of facilities
Total Sign
language
Any
language
other than
English
Language services provided by: Languages provided by staff counselor1
Staff
counselor
only
On-call
interpreter
only2
Both staff
counselor
and on-call
interpreter
Spanish American
Indian/Alaska
Native
language
Other
Total  13,720 3,856 5,680 2,359 1,953 1,368 3,503 122 969
Facility operation          
Private non-profit 7,869 2,651 3,611 1,392 1,364 855 2,162 42 551
Private for-profit 4,194 618 1,384 780 304 300 1,011 27 326
Local, county, or community govt. 742 364 402 84 177 141 204 1 64
State government 351 143 166 53 69 44 95 - - 17
Federal government 348 56 66 17 30 19 26 13 8
Dept. of Veterans Affairs 225 43 41 7 25 9 16 2 5
Dept. of Defense 89 9 10 2 4 4 6 - - 2
Indian Health Service 30 3 14 8 1 5 3 11 1
Other 4 1 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
Tribal government 216 24 51 33 9 9 5 39 3
Primary focus of facility          
Substance abuse treatment services 8,094 1,899 3,180 1,549 892 739 2,171 48 554
Mental health services 877 334 368 77 205 86 149 6 51
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
4,385 1,552 2,010 689 816 505 1,110 64 344
General health care 190 46 64 19 26 19 32 4 10
Other/unknown 174 25 58 25 14 19 41 - - 10
1 Number of facilities based on facilities where languages services are provided by staff counselors only and by both staff counselors and on-call interpreters.
2  Facilities that offered services in any language other than English but did not have a valid response to language provider were classified as providing services by an on-call interpreter only.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2011.

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