Everybody has a right to emergency assistance within the Icelandic health care system
Interpreting within the healthcare system
Patients who do not speak Icelandic are legally entitled to interpretation of information on their state of health, planned treatments and other possible remedies.
If you need an interpreter, you should indicate this when you make an appointment with a doctor at a health clinic or hospital.
The clinic or hospital in question will decide whether or not it will pay for the interpreter’s services.