Many workplaces and schools require a doctor’s note, also known as a medical excuse note, when you need to miss work or school for medical reasons.

Even if you have a condition that can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications, such as a cold or the flu, your school or employer may still require a sick note.

But getting a medical appointment with your primary care provider or even a walk-in clinic may be difficult or impossible. It’s also inconvenient, especially when you’re not feeling well.

Fortunately, there’s a better solution. CallonDoc is here to help you get an official online sick note with a board-certified physician. You don’t need to book an appointment to get a doctor’s sick note online.

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Complete a simple online health screening

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Provide a valid reason for the absence

We will assign a medical provider to review your case and determine if the excuse is valid or appropriate.After an online assessment, the doctor may be able to issue a doctor’s note online. It’s fast, convenient, and confidential.

The consultation fee for a medical excuse note is nonrefundable. Please note that medical excuse notes cannot be provided for a previous date or time where our doctors did not speak with the patient about their absence in real time.

Note: CallonDoc will not backdate a doctor’s note and will not refund for this.

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A provider will review and write a doctor’s note that is appropriate to the needed time of absence if approved.
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Also known as a doctor’s excuse or sick note, a doctor’s note is an official document from a medical professional used to prove you had a doctor’s appointment. Your employer or school may require a doctor’s note to excuse an absence or lack of attendance at an event, for example.

Getting a doctor’s excuse from an online doctor is the same as getting a note from an in-person doctor.

A doctor’s note needs to include the date of your doctor’s appointment, the medical reason for your absence from work or school, and how long you need to stay home.

Many people resort to searching for doctor’s note templates online when they are short on time and can’t get to a doctor quickly. But it is illegal and unethical to forge a doctor’s note.

Thankfully, CallonDoc makes it easy to get a doctor’s note quickly.

You should get a doctor’s note when you have a condition that interferes with your ability to attend work or school. You usually only need to get a doctor’s note if your employer or educational institution requires it.

Conditions that warrant a letter from a doctor may include:

  • Illness 
  • Injury 
  • Extended absence

Doctor’s notes are used for a wide range of health conditions and situations. Here are some examples:

  • Contagious illness – If you have a condition, such as a cold or flu, that could spread to coworkers.
  • Conditions that make it impossible to do your job – If you have an injury, such as a sprained wrist, and can’t perform your duties at work, for example.
  • Diagnosed health conditions – You may have a diagnosed medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work or attend classes for a period of time.
  • Hospitalization  If you are hospitalized suddenly or unexpectedly and need proof for work or school.
  • Surgery – If you have a scheduled surgery that requires time off for the procedure and recovery.
  • Pregnancy or delivery – If your doctor prescribes bed rest during pregnancy or you need time off for delivery and recovery.
  • Doctor’s note for remote work – If you have a medical condition that increases your risk of complications from COVID-19, for example, you may need a doctor’s note.

CallonDoc makes it easy to get a sick note for work. Our virtual doctors will meet with you online to discuss your situation, make treatment recommendations, and if warranted, issue an official doctor’s note that you can send to your employer. Learn how it works.

All you need to do is sign up and answer a few health questions. You don’t need an appointment or insurance. If the doctor decides a doctor’s note is warranted, you will receive the note electronically within 1-2 hours.

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