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Haverford College
Health Services

Services: Excuse Notes

Health Services cannot offer you an excuse note for absences from class. If you do not feel well and must miss a class, you should immediately contact your professor and your Dean.

If you are seriously injured or ill and require emergency care or admission to the hospital, the Health Services Staff with your permission will contact your Parents and the Dean. The dean will inform your professors. Parents are notified of life threatening conditions.

Medical leave may be initiated by the student if he or she believes that physical and/or psychological health concerns are significantly interfering with this or her ability to succeed at Haverford and/or that the demands of college life are not consistent with recovery or safety. In unusual circumstances, the College may initiate medical leave for a student. If medical leave from the College is recommended please refer to Deans Office: Medical Leave PDF