10+ Best Medical Leave Letter Examples & Templates


It is impossible to work all through the year sometimes you might need to take a break and rest in order to keep both your mental and physical state healthy and stable. And there is a possibility that you might be sick due to exertion or contacted some disease which requires you get treatment for at least a month. In such a case you might have to take  a leave of absence to relieve from your work duties for sometime, what we know as a medical leave has to be taken.

If you are advised to take treatment or rest for months, you need to get permission from your higher authority. Here’s how you write a medical leave letter indicating the reason for absence. Check out the samples of 10+ best medical leave letters here.

Medical Leave Letter Examples & Templates

1. Letter Explaining Family and Medical Leave

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It is important to know your company’s policies before writing a medical leave letter. ‘FMLA’ as a employee of a company you may have heard this term pertaining to medical leave. Make sure your company falls under Family Medical Leave Act. If your company falls under this category, you can write the medical leave letter indicating the act.

2. Free Medical Leave Letter from Doctor

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For a short period of time, employees can write the letter on their own. In case of long term leave, one might need to produce a medical leave letter got from physician. This letter can be written on behalf of the employee. This type of letters can be acceptable only in the event where employees undergo with surgery. Checkout the sample embedded here.

3. Free Medical Leave Letter

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Prior to writing a medical leave letter, it is advisable to have some discussion with your supervisor, so that he will be instructing you with the process of writing letter. They will also help you with adhering to the company’s guidelines. Check this sample medical leave letter.

4. Sick Leave Letter Example

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Sick leave letter is for an employee when he/she is affected by mild medical issues. The employee then has submit the letter to HR of concern. This is a formal letter and can be used by employees with minor health issues. This leave letter indicates the reason for the leave, tenure of absence and the date of returning to work. This type of medical leave letter is common among employees and it is often used by them. If you use this simple sick leave letter you don’t require to produce any confirmation letter from physician, hence it can be produce just as a written statement. Comprising of ‘from’ and ‘to’ address, it briefs the story in one or two lines.

5. Sample Medical Leave Letter

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Some common phrases are to be used while writing a medical leave letter. They keep the letter factual and polite to read. If you use this, your employer might allow you take leave as long as you mentioned in the letter. So all the terms you use should be factual, polite and adhered to the company’s policies.

6. Medical Leave Return Letter

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There are three common reasons for taking medical leave likely when you are undergoing a diagnosis of a serious illness, diagnosis with a chronic condition and when you are in a need of a surgery. Medical leave return letter is used in these cases wherein you write a letter to your concerned official indicating the date of returning to work. This type of medical leave letters are used by students and employees.

7. Return From Medical Leave Application

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Return from medical leave is a letter that can be submitted once you get back to your work. Some companies mandate their employees to submit this return from medical leave letter. You can review the company’e guidelines wherein you can find if submitting this application is mandatory in your company to continue the work. You can find this information in the employee’s handbook or from Human Resource representative.

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Medical eave for veteran with service related disability will always be acceptable by the company. If the employee has years of experience in the field and got sick, he/she can produce this letter to HR. This letter is quite different from other letters as it gets priority than any other employees. To complete the process, as a veteran you need to fill personal details, and produce certificate of service related disability or certificate of treatment.

9. Leave of Absence Medical Letter

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If you are an employee who abides to the company’s policies, you need to inform your future moves like project changing, job shift, relieving and tenure of leave a 30 days prior to making it practical. This could have been instructed to you while you joining the company. However, you should follow this rule for taking sick leave as well. It is recommended to inform your higher official 30 days prior to the day you go under leave. So remember, your letter will never get permitted by your higher official by simple hand written paper, you need to follow certain rules.

10. Medical Leave Letter for Maternity

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There are a lot of companies that ensure maternity leave doesn’t hurt woman’s career. With zero loss of pay, women can get maternity leave for which Government has given assent. Not only for Government employees, other private companies also give permission to their women employees for leave on their maternity term. In order to get benefited by this policy, one should write a letter to HR department, mentioning the days of leave. Some companies set the time frame for both pre and post delivery period. This can be extended to 6 months to one year.

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