Hospital Kits

www.hlaa-indianapolis.org/resources/hospital-kits

Orders: hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org

download many of the items free from links below.

$7.50 if posted.

There are many tips and items that may be downloaded free. 


Placing orders, you may:


1. Download the order form attached and send a check made payable to HLAA Indianapolis Chapter to 

The Treasurer, 

HLAA Indianapolis Chapter, 

4603 Whitney Rd

Westfield, IN 46062.

($7.50 postage)


OR


2. You may email us your order (hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org) and pay online using the link below.

LINK to pay online using a Major credit card or Paypal (Cost $7.50 or larger donation)

Please state online or email hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org, that you paid online, the amount and the date. Thank you.



How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital Click: Link

Welcome to our Hospital Kits, a communication tool to assist you and medical professionals when visiting the admittance office at the hospital, medical clinic or hospital emergency room.  We hope this kit will ensure effective communication between you and medical staff.

President HLAA-Indianapolis Chapter, Teresa Gonzalez.

Order information for your Hospital kit.

Questions/Order inquiries:   hospitalkits@HLAA-Indianapolis.org

Link to download Order Form     Cost $7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5 or download many of the items free from links below.


Placing orders, you may:


1. Download the order form and send a check made payable to HLAA Indianapolis Chapter to 

The Treasurer, 

HLAA Indianapolis Chapter, 

4603 Whitney Rd

Westfield, IN 46062.

($7.50 if postage is necessary, without postage $5.)


OR


2. You may email us your order (hospitalkits@hlaa-indianapolis.org) and pay online using the link below.

LINK to pay online using a Major credit card or Paypal

Please state that you paid online, the amount and the date.

Hospital Kit Contents

Hospital Kit Order Form.pdf
HK medical provider ADA.docx

Here are some HLAA resources to review:

Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care

Short Video: Technology for Patients

Guidelines for Healthcare Providers for deaf and hard of hearing patients. Link

Effective Communication ADA Guidelines. Link

Communications & Medical Access in the Hospital During Disasters: 

Link to Dr Chad Ruffin's resources for HOH

Communication Guidelines for the HOH -link

HLAA_HC_CAP_Form_and_Instructions.pdf

Telehealth Appointment/Accessibility Guidelines for the HOH community.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office -- even for a routine visit. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and discuss your health through video conferencing -- this is called “telehealth.” Even though your appointment is done virtually, your doctor must still provide you with an interpreter or captioning so you can understand your doctor during your appointment. The best way for you to use telehealth is for you to see your doctor, the interpreter, and/or captions on the same screen. However, doctors have varying telehealth systems -- do you know what you can request and what your doctors are still required to provide during the pandemic? 

To address this concern, a coalition of deaf and hard of hearing consumer advocacy organizations, deaf healthcare providers, and other experts worked together to provide special guidelines for deaf and hard of hearing.

If your doctor did not provide access during your telehealth appointment, please contact telehealth@dhhcan.org.

OTHER HOSPITAL KIT ADDITIONS OFFERED

Lane County, Oregon Hospital Kit:

http://hearinglosslane.org/how-to-make-your-own-hospital-kit/

Hospital Kit -- Printable Communication aids

https://www.swedish.org/patient-visitor-info/accessibility/printable-

communication-aids

CAP FORM to provide to the Hospital (HLAA):

https://www.hearingloss.org/wp-content/uploads/HLAA_HC_Full_Guide.pdf

Effective Communication at the hospital GUIDE

https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/communities/patients/

Medical Providers and Hard of Hearing Patients (Brochure AZ)

https://www.acdhh.org/media/1055/healthcare-communication-brochure-hoh.pdf

How Do I Communicate with Medical Staff at Hospital (Multiple Languages)

https://www.hearingloss.org/communication-access-recommendations-hospitals-covid-19/

Top 10 Tips for Managing Face Masks and Hearing Loss, a blog post by Carolyn Stern with strategies and tech solutions, many covered in the webinar, to help you cope and connect in this age of face masks. LINK to VIDEO

Alert Medical ID Accessories

 Medical Alert medallions

Medical alert wallet inserts with important information etc may be something you wish to consider having with you during these times. Prices are from $10, up. 

  LINK for Medical ID card. $2.95