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Medical Excuse Note (Doctor's Note) Policy

Students who are seen at UHS for illness or injury may request a visit verification note at the time of their visit. If a student is seen at UHS and recognizes the need for a note at a later date, they can request a visit verification note be sent to them electronically through the secure patient portal by calling the UHS triage nurse at (413) 577-5229.

Students with symptoms of acute illness are encouraged to stay home and refrain from attending classes, due to inability to effectively engage in learning, to exercise appropriate self-care, and/or to prevent infection transmission.

If a student is not well enough to attend class, but not sick enough to seek care at UHS, they must contact their professor to arrange for accommodations at their professor’s discretion.