Get a reliable Sample Excuse/Note/Letter from Doctors

doctor and medical team
doctor and medical team

There are thousands of sample doctor forms and pregnancy letters available out there but how do you actually know that they are reliable to use?
Here are some tips to help answer that question:

Many of the medical excuses and doctor’s release forms are created by professionals in the field. They are not conjured up by a random person sitting in a cubical somewhere. Real doctor’s notes can be imitated. There are free examples that can be found online when a person may have a slight illness but still wants to take a break from the office. By having a reliable source of the doctor form, you may have an easier time with your employment. Reliable doctor’s notes to return to work or school will have a letterhead of the business along with medical terminology.

Here are some tips to look for a reliable doctor’s note:

  • Medical letterhead
  • Valid address of medical center, clinic, or hospital
  • Genuine-looking doctor’s signature
  • High Quality Paper

The Reason for the Excuse
In order to get a letter to excuse you from work or school, you will have to remember you need a legitimate reason for the absence. In most cases, doctors will not give you a doctor’s note to excuse your absence if you do not have an illness. So, if you are using a doctor’s note, remember you have to specify a sickness that you have. On the other hand, if you are using a hospital note to excuse your absence from work or school, the hospital will supply a note if you were the patient or if you were needed to be present at the time of treatment. For example, if your husband or wife or another family member needed you at the hospital for them, then the hospital could supply a printed form noting your presence so you could be excused from your other obligations.


  • Doctors can only give a written excuse if you are the patient with an illness
  • Hospitals can offer you an excusal letter or form if you are either the patient or you are a family member of the patient that was present for the treatment

Buyer Beware
You may find sample notes online. There will probably be free offers as well as some that cost you anywhere between $4 and $25 dollars. Be careful of money you may be spending on such a thing. There are some doctor’s notes that are poor quality and overpriced. You should be able to review samples of their letters and see for yourself the quality. If there is no letterhead or legit address, I would caution you. Customers should also pay attention to the actual excuse, what illness is listed? Is it plausible?

There are also some websites that offer a genuine-looking doctors notes and discharge documentation that are worth it. There again should be samples provided for you to review. These websites typically will provide a genuine-looking note on letterhead and are high quality. Some offer a money back guarantee that helps put the customer’s mind at ease. When the graphic design of the note as well as the paper quality are first-rate then it may be worth it. You should also review the medical excuse. In high-grade forms like this, the sample will include a legitimate excuse. Review the samples provided as well as this advice to help you choose the best letter from a doctor.