We are Care to Translate!

We work to create more equal healthcare by enabling dependable and fast communication between patient and healthcare professionals, no matter the language.

Our mission

Currently, there is a shortage of interpreters in several countries around the world, while the need for translation assistance and interpreters in healthcare continues to increase. Language barriers between healthcare professionals and patients can have devastating consequences. For the patient, this means long waiting times and losing control of their own care, and for healthcare professionals it means a stressful work environment with a high risk of misdiagnosis and malpractice.

We want to counteract this.

Our mission is to break down language barriers and making healthcare more dependable and accessible for everyone.

Group photo of the Care to Translate team

What we do

Care to Translate is a digital medical translator for healthcare staff and patients. The app serves as a complement to human interpreters in healthcare. We work hard to make sure that the app is always: 

  • Safe to use
    All terms and phrases have been verified by medical professionals and native speakers.
    It also takes context, culture, and healthcare setting into consideration.
  • Available to anyone, anywhere, at any time
    The app can be used 24/7 on any smart device (mobile, tablet, and desktop). All translations are available in text and sound, both online and offline. 
  • Easy to use
    All translations are sorted by (healthcare) area  which makes it easier to find phrases. It is also possible for clinics and hospitals to create tailored playlists that matches their processes. 

Our partners

Thank you to...

...everyone who's been a part of our journey.

180 degrees consulting



IFMSA – Sweden

Kunskapsnätverk för samers hälsa

Sveriges läkarförbund student

What Took You So Long?

Elisabet Tiselius

Lina Abdel-Halim

Nema Abdihakim

Rodrigo-Andrés Alvarado

Anja Apitz

Sara Babiker

Maria Belikova

Deniz Biber

Jekaterina Blohina

Darko Bogdanovic

Susanna Charboti

Yasa Ekrem

Laia Faseh

Feven Fazega

Giulia Gaudenzi

Carolina Genuardi Fogstam

Shwan Ghaderi

Hickmat Hamie

Sarah Hamzei

Nasser Hoseini

Midean Ismail

Said Jafari

Ahmed Jamal

Esmail Jamshidi

Hani Jazzar

Gabriel Johansson

Victoria Jonsson

Vasiliki Kamilali

Anne-Katrin Kantzer

Francesca Longhin Guth

Jennie Ramirez Löfström

Carina MacDougall

Ingrid Mellgren

Nina Milenkovic

Mary-lou Musat

Adalia Najim

Nabi Nebait Amanuel

Johanna Nilsson

Izabella Nordstrand

Hampus Norlander

Morteza Nuori

Jakub Olzcak

Davide Piccardo

Sina Raiss

Isaias Redai

Ida Regnér

Ali Salievski

Nikolitsa Solomonidi

Jesús Sánchez González

Ruut Seger

Angiza Shahim

Rasta Shahim

Ebba Sääf

Dusica Vujicic

Meet our users

Being able to communicate with patients in such a simple and fast way is super important. It does so much for my job and for the patient, which I think is the most important thing! It’s a source of security for me as a nurse and for the patient who becomes aware of what is happening.

Being able to communicate in a simple and fast way is super important

Michaela, Nurse

At THIVA, we take care of patients from many different countries. Sometimes we use Care to Translate. The app contains a variety of languages and common phrases used in healthcare. It’s easy to use and highly appreciated by both healthcare professionals and patients.

The app is highly appreciated by both healthcare professionals and patients

Thiva Nurse

It’s an absolutely amazing app with so many great expressions and phrases that are useful in my work. It’s not always possible to have an interpreter present, or the interpreter isn’t so good with medical expressions. Then it’s great to have an app that can do the job just as well. I’m so impressed and grateful!

It’s not always possible to have an interpreter present

Caroline, Radiology Technologist

I’ve used the app myself several times, especially in the emergency room where you don’t always have time to wait for an interpreter to arrive or have the time to call them on the telephone. I also think it’s great that the patient can both read the translation and also listen to what is being said.

In the emergency room you don’t always have time to call an interpreter

Josefin, Nurse

Let’s talk about language barriers and fever. At my current job in a (Swedish) pediatric emergency room, the most common condition is fever. Body temperature is an objective measure and it’s always good to ask if the fever has come on suddenly. Some families don’t speak Swedish or English and in those moments the Care to Translate app makes my job so much easier.

The Care to Translate app makes my job so much easier

Oscar, M.D.

For emergency situations you’ll never be able to plan for. Anastomotic leakage and other complications that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The patient needs information quickly and you don’t have time to wait for an interpreter. Try the app!

For emergency situations you’ll never be able to plan for

Annika, Nurse

As an anesthesiologist nurse, I want my patients to feel safe. Language can sometimes be a problem, but with Care to Translate I can introduce myself and tell the patient who I am and what profession I have. With simple questions that the patient understands, I can create a feeling of security and confidence in the anesthetic.

With Care to Translate I can create a feeling of security and confidence

Robin, Anesthesiologist Nurse

This app will definitely help me during my internship. Especially in the radiology department, where many patients from varying backgrounds come in for short visits.

This app will definitely help me in the radiology department

Amanda, Radiology Technologist

In Swedish healthcare, you often meet patients whose native tongue isn’t Swedish. Especially in the emergency room where I work. With this app, you can easily communicate with patients and provide information. For example, carry out various examinations and treatments.

With this app, you can easily communicate with all your patients

Elaine, Nurse