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: 2011
Percent
Facility operation and primary focus Number of facilities Percent
Sign
language
Any
language
other than
English
Language services provided by: Languages provided by staff counselor1
Total Staff
counselor
only
On-call
interpreter
only2
Both staff
counselor
and on-call
interpreter
Spanish American
Indian/Alaska
Native
language
Other
Total  13,720 28.1 41.4 100.0 41.5 34.4 24.1 94.0 3.3 26.0
Facility operation          
Private non-profit 7,869 33.7 45.9 100.0 38.5 37.8 23.7 96.2 1.9 24.5
Private for-profit 4,194 14.7 33.0 100.0 56.4 22.0 21.7 93.6 2.5 30.2
Local, county, or community govt. 742 49.1 54.2 100.0 20.9 44.0 35.1 90.7 0.4 28.4
State government 351 40.7 47.3 100.0 31.9 41.6 26.5 97.9 - - 17.5
Federal government 348 16.1 19.0 100.0 25.8 45.5 28.8 72.2 36.1 22.2
Dept. of Veterans Affairs 225 19.1 18.2 100.0 17.1 61.0 22.0 100.0 12.5 31.3
Dept. of Defense 89 10.1 11.2 100.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 100.0 - - 33.3
Indian Health Service 30 10.0 46.7 100.0 57.1 7.1 35.7 23.1 84.6 7.7
Other 4 25.0 25.0 100.0 - - - - 100.0 100.0 - - - -
Tribal government 216 11.1 23.6 100.0 64.7 17.6 17.6 11.9 92.9 7.1
Primary focus of facility          
Substance abuse treatment services 8,094 23.5 39.3 100.0 48.7 28.1 23.2 94.9 2.1 24.2
Mental health services 877 38.1 42.0 100.0 20.9 55.7 23.4 91.4 3.7 31.3
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
4,385 35.4 45.8 100.0 34.3 40.6 25.1 93.0 5.4 28.8
General health care 190 24.2 33.7 100.0 29.7 40.6 29.7 84.2 10.5 26.3
Other/unknown 174 14.4 33.3 100.0 43.1 24.1 32.8 93.2 - - 22.7
1 Percentage 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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