HSE Multilingual Resources and Translated Information

Translated resources for Coronavirus for Vulnerable Groups can be found at the following links

Covid-19 Sharing Resources Migrant Health

Roma Covid-19 Sharing Resources


COVID-19 Vaccination information translated resources can be found at the following link

COVID-19 Vaccine Translated materials and videos 

The COVID Tracker app is available in a number of languages

To support the uptake of the COVID Tracker app, we have developed translated videos. You can access the videos in Arabic, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese on the HSE YouTube channel.

About the Irish Health Service

The guide is in three parts;

Part 1 gives information on how to access different types of health care, the services that are free and how the GP, Pharmacy and hospital systems work.

Part 2 gives information about specialist services (dental treatments, eye tests, hearing aids, vaccinations) and some of the staff you may meet in the health system.

Part 3 advises what to do in an emergency.

Available in: English, English/Albanian, English/Arabic, English/Bulgarian, English/Farsi, English/French, English/Georgian, English/Kurdish, English/Pashto, English/Polish, English/Portuguese, English/Romanian, English/RussianEnglish/Somali, English/Spanish, English/Ukrainian, English/Urdu.

Below is a poster with QR codes, these are codes that can be scanned by a smart phone, which bring you to the booklet 'About the Irish Health Service'. There are 15 QR codes on the poster, one for each language.

About the Irish Health Service PRINT poster with QR codes in 17 languages

About the Irish Health Service WEB poster with QR codes in 17 languages

My Health, My Language

HSE National Social Inclusion Office and Translate Ireland have developed a series of videos entitled “My health, my language” for migrants and international protection applicants to give them information on healthcare in Ireland.

The videos on 11 health topics are translated into 17 languages; English, Irish, Arabic, Czech, French, Georgian, Mandarin Chinese (simplified),Romanian, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Second National Intercultural Health Strategy Executive Summary

Available in English, Irish, Arabic, LithuanianPortuguese, Romanian


A multilingual website which provides information on health services in Ireland including GP Practices, hospitals, maternity and women's health and mental health. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Polish. Click healthconnect.ie

Unplanned Pregnancy support services

Interpreters can be provided in 240 languages. This service is free and confidential. Freephone 1800828010. You or someone on your behalf will need to tell us what language you speak and give us a phone number. An interpreter will then phone you back for a 3-way call between you, a MyOptions counsellor and the interpreter. 


Rape Crisis Help

www.rapecrisishelp.ie is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Ukrainian. Just visit the site and choose your preferred language from the drop-down menu.

Measles information poster 

Available in English, Dari, Latvian, Pashto, Polish, Arabic

Multilingual Aid

This aid helps health staff to communicate more effectively with patients. It is intended for use prior to asking for the services of an interpreter or while waiting for the interpreter to arrive. This is available in: 

Arabic, Bosnian, ChineseCzechFrenchGerman,
Hungarian, IrishLatvianLithuanianPashtuPolish,
PortugueseRomanian, RussianSlovakSpanishSomali, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Language identification card

I need to see the Pharmacist translation aid 

A basic aid to assist in visiting the pharmacist in English/Arabic

Asthma Education Resources for Minority Groups

1. Top Tips for Asthma Management

Leaflet available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian PortugueseEnglish, French, Georgian, Pasto and Romanian

The video is available in Arabic, Brazilian PortugueseEnglish, French, GeorgianPashto and Romanian.

English script of the video is available here.

2. 5 Step Rule animated video

An educational ‘5 Step Rule’ animation video outlines what an asthma attack is and what to do if someone is experiencing an attack.

This video is available in Romanian, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, English, French, Georgian and Pashto.

English script of the video's is available here

Constipation Treatment Protocol 

Available in English and Arabic

Cervical Check Leaflet

Available in English and Arabic

Healthy Eating and Weight Management Treatment Protocol

Available in English and Arabic

Radiology (X-Ray) Pregnancy Poster

Multilingual (many languages) poster asking people to let the Radiographer (person who performs an x-ray) know when you are pregnant.

Mychild.ie My Pregnancy booklet

mychild.ie My Pregnancy booklet is available in English/Arabic

Mychild.ie booklet 0-2 year olds

The Mychild.ie booklet for 0-2 year old's is available in English/Arabic

Mychild.ie booklet 2-5 year olds

The Mychild.ie booklet for 2-5 year old's is available in English/Arabic

Heel Prick Screening - what it is

Heel prick screening – also known as 'newborn bloodspot screening' – checks for 8 rare but serious conditions in babies. Screening is strongly recommended.

Link to information leaflet below in Arabic, simplified Chinese, French, German, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Spanish.

Heel Prick Screening what it is

School Health Service

Information booklet for parents/guardians of Primary School Children in English/Arabic

Lost in Translation? A guide for HSE staff

Lost in Translation? Good Practice Guidelines for HSE Staff in Planning, Managing and Assuring Quality Translations of Health Related Material and Other Languages.

Health Services Intercultural Guide

Health Services Intercultural Guide: Responding to the needs of diverse religious communities and cultures in healthcare settings.

This is a resource to help health-care professionals to care for patients from diverse ethnic, religious and cultural groups. It is also available as an app - Understand me - free of charge from Google Play.

An app is a piece of software that can be used on a mobile phone, tablet or sometimes a computer. You can get more information about this app in Communicate your health mobile apps.

Immunisation translations

Information about childhood, school and adult vaccinations can be downloaded in the following languages:

English, Irish, French, Polish, German, Arabic, simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Slovak.

Flu vaccine information

The HSE has launched a flu vaccine campaign and produced leaflets for 1) at risk groups 2) people aged 65 and over 3) pregnant women 4) children and young people 

Translations are available in 9 languages: English, Irish, Arabic, Czech, French, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian.

They are available via this link

Childhood Immunisation Calendar

Childhood Immunisation Calendar developed by the Intercultural Health Hub supported by HSE Social Inclusion SECH in partnership with Area C (SE and CHO6), the Department of Public Health and the HSE National Immunisation Office. The calendar is available in English and 

The Immunisation Calendar was designed to accompany HSE information on vaccinations.

Childhood Diseases

Leaflets developed by the Waterford and Wexford Roma Health Projects managed by the Integration and Support Unit and the Ferns Diocesan Youth Service; supported by HSE Social Inclusion and the Department of Public Health, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 5. The leaflet is available in English and Romanian.

The Childhood Diseases leaflet was designed to accompany HSE information on vaccinations.

Diabetes Information

Diabetes information in Arabic and English

Scabies Treatment Leaflet 

This leaflet is in English/Arabic

Do you know how to take this medicine?

A leaflet giving standard medicine measurements in English and Arabic is available.

Pathways To Being Well 

Mental Health Guide for Ethnic Minorities in Ireland can be downloaded in: 

EnglishArabicChineseFrenchLithuanianPolishRomanianRussian. To order hard copies please contact mentalhealth@cairde.ie.

Cairde develops culturally appropriate information materials about health and health services in Ireland. Some are available in various languages. To access these resources, you can visit the Cairde website here.

HSE's Your Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI'S) 

Available in English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish 

HIV Treatment leaflets 

The HSE's Sexual Health and Wellbeing Department have treatment leaflets in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Their Prep information leaflet is also available in Portuguese. All are available to download here.

Tuberculosis (TB)

HSE patient information leaflets on TB are available in 14 languages – English, Irish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian and Spanish. The leaflets are produced by the Public Health TB Control Group from Regional Departments of Public Health and available to access here.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B information leaflets are available from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian. To access these leaflets, please click here.

National Cervical Screening Programme

An information leaflet for women on the smear test is available on the CervicalCheck website in the following languages: Arabic, Latvian, Romanian, French, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Irish and Polish.

Domestic Violence

A poster developed by Hill Street Family Resource Centre (Dublin) is available in:

English, Arabic, ChineseFrench, Hindi,  Polish, Romanian, Russian.

Your Service Your Say

Your feedback matters. it helps us to improve our services. If you have a comment, compliment or complaint, please let us know. Information leaflets are available in 9 languages:

Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, English, French, German, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

BelonGTo Youth Services Online Hub

Within the online hub, helpful advice and tips can be found about issues of mental and physical health, relationships, understanding sexuality and gender identity, coming out and more.

This resource is for LGBTI+ young people seeking advice and guidance with information available in French, Polish, Lithuanian, Arabic and Urdu. Please click here to access.