Table 4.12b
Facilities offering services in sign language for the hearing impaired and in languages other than English,
by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2008
Percent
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  13,688  28.1  43.0 100.0  43.7  35.0  21.3  93.3   3.1  22.6
Facility operation        
Private non-profit  7,932  32.9  45.9 100.0  41.5  37.1  21.3  95.4   2.1  20.0
Private for-profit  4,015  16.0  36.5 100.0  56.0  25.6  18.4  92.2   1.5  30.0
Local, county, or community govt.    820  43.4  54.1 100.0  26.1  42.1  31.8  94.2   0.4  20.6
State government    427  39.8  50.1 100.0  33.2  49.5  17.3  95.4      - -  17.6
Federal government    314  14.6  20.1 100.0  34.9  44.4  20.6  71.4  34.3  14.3
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    174  16.1  17.8 100.0  29.0  48.4  22.6  93.8   6.3  18.8
Dept. of Defense     93  10.8  17.2 100.0  25.0  62.5  12.5 100.0      - -  33.3
Indian Health Service     44  15.9  34.1 100.0  60.0  20.0  20.0  25.0  91.7      - -
Other      3  33.3  33.3 100.0      - -      - - 100.0 100.0      - -      - -
Tribal government    180  13.9  30.6 100.0  54.5  21.8  23.6  18.6  97.7   4.7
Primary focus of facility        
Substance abuse treatment services  8,378  23.8  41.5 100.0  51.5  28.3  20.2  94.3   2.2  20.0
Mental health services    923  38.7  39.7 100.0  21.0  60.9  18.0  90.9   0.7  39.2
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,052  35.2  47.7 100.0  33.9  42.1  24.1  91.7   4.9  26.3
General health care    181  24.3  31.5 100.0  35.1  49.1  15.8  86.2  17.2  10.3
Other/unknown    154  16.9  33.1 100.0  58.8  21.6  19.6  90.0   7.5  27.5
1 Percentages 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), 2008.

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