Work/School Excuse Policies

Work/School excuses can be obtained from our office under the following circumstance:

  • A patient comes to the office for an acute illness. We will give an excuse for a reasonable amount of time for time missed, and anticipated time missed (based on the specifics of the illness).

  • A patient comes to the office for a visit. We can give an excuse for the day of the visit.

  • A patient contacts us about an illness requiring time missed, but not severe enough to require an office visit. The contact (either by phone or electronic) must be within 48 hours of time missed.  

We realize that businesses and schools require excuses even for minor problems, so we are willing to work with our patients in these circumstances. But we cannot excuse illnesses we never hear about.