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: 2009
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 counselor2
Total Staff
counselor
only
On-call
interpreter
only
Both staff
counselor
and on-call
interpreter
Spanish American
Indian/Alaska
Native
language
Other
Total  13,513  27.2  43.1 100.0  45.6  33.0  21.4  94.0   3.0  22.1
Facility operation        
Private non-profit  7,826  31.9  46.5 100.0  43.1  36.0  20.9  95.4   2.2  20.5
Private for-profit  3,959  14.9  36.7 100.0  58.7  22.4  18.9  93.9   1.1  27.2
Local, county, or community govt.    795  44.7  51.8 100.0  26.2  39.1  34.7  95.6   0.4  20.3
State government    401  39.2  49.6 100.0  34.2  46.2  19.6  94.4   1.9  17.8
Federal government    341  15.0  20.5 100.0  28.6  40.0  31.4  83.3  21.4  21.4
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    210  16.7  18.1 100.0  34.2  34.2  31.6  96.0  12.0  32.0
Dept. of Defense     91   7.7  20.9 100.0  31.6  47.4  21.1 100.0      - -  10.0
Indian Health Service     38  21.1  31.6 100.0   8.3  50.0  41.7      - - 100.0      - -
Other      2  50.0  50.0 100.0      - -      - - 100.0 100.0      - -      - -
Tribal government    191  11.5  29.3 100.0  67.9  17.9  14.3  23.9  89.1   4.3
Primary focus of facility        
Substance abuse treatment services  8,257  23.3  41.6 100.0  52.8  26.9  20.2  95.0   2.2  19.4
Mental health services    878  38.8  43.1 100.0  26.2  55.6  18.3  88.7   1.2  41.1
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,091  33.0  46.9 100.0  36.1  39.6  24.3  92.4   4.5  25.7
General health care    169  21.3  32.5 100.0  43.6  38.2  18.2  91.2  11.8  11.8
Other/unknown    118  17.8  33.1 100.0  61.5  23.1  15.4  96.7   6.7  20.0
1 Percentages sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could offer services in more than one language.
2 Percentage of facilities based on facilities where languages services are provided by staff counselors only and by both staff counselors and on-call interpreters.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2009.

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