CALD Assist 17+


Designed for iPad

    • Free



CALD Assist is the simple and dynamic way for clinicians to communicate with patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds when an interpreter is not available.

Featuring phrases commonly used during basic care interactions and screening assessments translated and recorded in 11 languages, CALD Assist facilitates basic care interactions to support patient care.

11 common languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese
A COVID-19 screening module for conducting health screens and visitor/outpatient screening
A Nursing module with nursing specific content
5 Allied Health disciplines: Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology
Over 250 phrases translated and audio recorded with cultural sensitivity
Images and video to enhance communication between clinicians and their patients
Answer options to enable patients to respond to simple questions
Developed in collaboration with patients, Nursing staff, Allied Health clinicians, Medical staff and Interpreters

Winner of 2015 and 2017 Health Roundtable Innovation Award and 2015 Victorian Public Healthcare Award in the category of Improving health equality and closing the gap

What’s New

Version 3.3

Version 3.3
- Updated app description
- Multi-region release
- Minor corrections to language translations

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Paediatrician ,

amazing potential

thankyou for writing.
can we please have these translated into kurdish-kumanji As these refugees are our newest and we could use the Audio button as many do not read.
also, can we have some childrens phrases eg with children we do not talk talk about “bowel motion” but we simply say “poo”. and for the babies its not just “do you want a drink” but “ is the baby thirsty” or “does the baby want a bottle/drink/milk”. please keepwriting. looks great.
thankyou, Catherine Paediatrician Armidale NSW Australia

Refugee Health Nurse ,

Great potential but limited languages

This app would be a fantastic addition to use in our hospital, however the languages available are not beneficial for our demographics. Would love to see Farsi, Burmese and Nepali.

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