As part of a medical, social or school interview, the professionals who receive you can call on trained interpreters. Interviews can take place face-to-face, but also by telephone or video. In general, it is the professionals (doctors, social workers, teachers, etc.) who request the interpreter and, in this case, the costs are covered by their institution.
There are several interpreting and translation services in the canton of Vaud, including the community interpreting sector of Appartenances, which has been the partner association in the canton of Vaud for 25 years. About 60 languages are available.