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Medical Excuse Policy

Our Policy

The Student Health Center will only provide verification of visit notes or medical excuses if the student is seen by one of our healthcare providers during the illness, and if it is deemed medically necessary by the provider.  The Student Health Center will not provide documentation of illnesses that are reported and not confirmed by the health center staff. 

The vast majority of legitimate excuses for missed classes, exams, or work (such as colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, etc.) do not lend themselves to objective confirmation, especially after the fact. Most of these conditions require self-care, not an office visit. 

It is at the discretion of the instructor if work or exams missed during an illness can be completed at a later time. Should an absence occur as the result of an illness or medical appointment, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.