Table 4.11b
Facilities offering services in sign language for the hearing impaired and in languages other than English,
by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2006
Percent distribution
Facility operation and primary focus Number
of facilities
Percent1
Sign
language
Any
 language
other than
English
Language services provided by Languages provided by staff counselor
Total Staff
counselor
On-call
interpreter
Both staff
counselor
and on-call
interpreter
Spanish American
Indian/Alaska
Native
language
Other
Total  13,771  28.6  45.2 100.0  44.8  36.5  18.7  92.8   3.0  21.0
Facility operation        
Private non-profit  8,111  32.8  48.3 100.0  43.3  37.7  19.0  94.7   1.6  20.1
Private for-profit  3,807  16.2  38.0 100.0  57.9  27.2  14.9  92.2   1.2  24.1
Local, county, or community govt.    896  46.3  56.9 100.0  25.1  48.4  26.5  95.8   1.9  19.8
State government    441  39.9  49.7 100.0  28.8  51.1  20.1  92.5   2.8  15.0
Federal government    331  13.3  21.1 100.0  37.1  45.7  17.1  57.9  34.2  28.9
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    186  13.4  18.3 100.0  38.2  47.1  14.7  88.9      - -  33.3
Dept. of Defense    101  11.9  19.8 100.0  15.0  70.0  15.0  66.7      - -  66.7
Indian Health Service     42  14.3  35.7 100.0  66.7  13.3  20.0   7.7 100.0      - -
Other      2  50.0  50.0 100.0      - -      - - 100.0 100.0      - - 100.0
Tribal government    185  16.2  32.4 100.0  55.0  16.7  28.3  22.0  90.0   8.0
Primary focus of facility        
Substance abuse treatment services  8,577  24.4  43.5 100.0  52.1  30.0  18.0  94.3   2.3  17.7
Mental health services  1,050  36.2  42.0 100.0  25.9  57.6  16.6  89.8   1.1  28.9
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 3,715  36.6  50.6 100.0  35.3  44.3  20.5  90.1   4.8  26.8
General health care    223  26.5  38.6 100.0  23.3  47.7  29.1  80.0  13.3  33.3
Other/unknown    206  25.2  42.2 100.0  55.2  29.9  14.9  91.8      - -  24.6
1 Percents sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could offer services in more than one language.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2006.

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