Medical Certificates: What You Need to Know

A medical certificate is a document that confirms a patient’s medical condition and doctor’s recommendation whether a student or employee is fit to study or work, respectively. When you have one of these certificates, it might mean you have to take time off for medical reasons, but it can also be a way for you to show your employer proof that you’re healthy enough to do your job.

Why would you need a medical certificate?

There are many reasons why you might need a medical certificate. If you’re sick or injured, a medical certificate can help you get the time off work or school that you need to recover. If you’re applying for a job, some employers will require a medical certificate as part of the application process. And if you’re participating in a sports event, you may need a medical certificate to prove that you’re fit to compete.

Whatever the reason, if you need a medical certificate, it’s important to know what kind of information it should include. Most medical certificates will state your name, the date of the examination, and the reason for the certificate. The doctor who examined you will also include their name, signature  and license number on the certificate.

If you’re getting a medical certificate for an injury or illness, the doctor will include information about your diagnosis and treatment plan. They may also recommend that you take certain measures, such as rest days and avoiding strenuous activity.

Once you have your medical certificate, make sure to keep it in a safe place. You may need to present it again in the future, so it’s important to have it readily available. Our doctors are qualified to provide medical certificates, should you need them.

What are the components of a valid medical certificate?

There are three main components of a valid medical certificate: the patient’s name, age and address, the date of the examination, and the physician’s signature. The patient’s name, age and address must be legible and match the information on the medical record. The date of the medical certificate should reflect the actual date of the consultation. The physician’s signature must be legible, with updated PRC license number.

Doctor doing examination before issuing medical certificate

Do medical certificates have a validity period?

Medical certificates generally have a validity period of one month. However, some medical conditions may require a longer or shorter certificate validity period. For example, a certificate for an acute illness may only be valid for a few days, while a certificate for a chronic illness may be valid for several months. It is important to check with your employer or school about their policy on medical certificates.

Who can issue a medical certificate?

A medical certificate is a document from a medical doctor that states that an individual undergone consultation and been given recommendation whether cleared to return to work/school/activities or advised to rest for recovery. The certificate must be on the letterhead of the healthcare provider and include the provider’s name, address, telephone number, and signature.

How EVA Teleconsult can help patients who need a medical certificate

EVA Teleconsult can help patients who need medical certificates, and we make the process fast and easy. That’s because all of our patients always receive the following:


  • Timely appointments – No more time wasted while waiting outside a doctor’s office. With us, appointments begin right when they’re supposed to, even if they’re made the same day.
  • Guaranteed 30-minute consultation times – No more rushing or quickly dashed off prescriptions with no explanations. Our doctors take the time needed to give you information about your concerns, and are open to answering all your questions.
  • 5-star ratings for our doctors – Because our doctors know to explain things in a way patients can understand, we frequently get positive feedback from them.


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