Using a Fake Doctors Note: How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Mistakes

Update: May 11th, 2015

a doctors note that is fakeOccasionally you may find yourself with any obligation that you simply do not want to attend. This may be something like a school day, a day at work, or simply because you are not prepared for a presentation. You may also simply want to take a day off because you are feeling tired or a little bit sick. Most places will require you to give a note in order to excuse your absence. However, you may not want to pay a lot of money to see a doctor in order to get a simple note. This is especially important if you don’t need to see one, but simply need to rest in bed.  The best ways to do this is by turning in a fake doctors note. A physicians note is a difficult thing to do, and there are seven things that most people fail to do when making up  fake doctors notes.

Use a template

The most common mistake people make is failing to use a template for a physicians note. A template can allow persons to know what a general medical note looks like, and what information they should put on it. It also helps one to format it to look real. Simply having the note look official will go a long ways towards making it look good.

Use a real doctors name

The second mistake persons make is failing to use a real doctors name. If a person wants to know if the note is real they will check to see if the doctor is real. After that they will generally not look into the rest of the matter. It is important to remember that a doctor cannot tell anyone if you are their patient, and so a person cannot know if you actually did lie about visiting them.


Do not put a request to call the doctor on the note

A lot of persons go a little bit too far, and entice persons to call the doctor. However, it is important to remember that a real doctor does not want random school teachers to call them to hear about if someone did in fact have a stomach ache.

Don’t put your condition on the fake doctors notes

It is still important to remember that a doctor cannot tell other people about your health, or anything really about you. This is why it is important to avoid language that tells persons that you had something like a stomach ache or a fever. Simply write on the note that you were visiting the doctor that day.

Write in variable information by hand

It is important to remember that most generic doctors notes are general form that a doctor or receptionist quickly fills out. This is almost always done by hand, and so should you when you are filling out your fake doctors notes. It is even a good idea to do all of the information in one pen color, and then the signature in a second color. This will make it look like a receptionist filled out the date, time, and location information on the form. The second color will look like the doctor simply signed the form while speaking with you.

Have someone else write in the information

Finally, you need to make sure that the fake doctors notes are not in your handwriting. Ask a friend to fill in the information for you. It is also very a good idea to have one person fill in all of the information, and then have a second person sign the form.

By keeping these items in mind, you will be able to avoid the most common mistakes when filling out a doctors note.  If you want to get access to the best fake doctors notes, go to

To learn more, check out our doctors note template page and our doctors excuse page.

  1. asd
    May 11th, 2015 at 21:25
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  2. Tonya Westbrook
    May 12th, 2015 at 16:04
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    I need a dental excuse note for the date of 05/05/15.

    • Norma
      May 21st, 2015 at 00:16
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      I need doctors note for car accident 5/6/2015 for whiplash, severe neck and upper back pain.

      Return to work is TBD

  3. Domingo
    May 16th, 2015 at 00:52
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    I need a doctors note for a fever and and needed a the 5-15-2015 of to rest

  4. irene
    May 17th, 2015 at 12:15
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    Doctors note for 3 days as of today

  5. Eric A Grinnell
    May 18th, 2015 at 15:35
    Reply | Quote | #6

    I need a dr. Note for sinusitis and I need 2 weeks off

    • Shantika
      Jun 24th, 2015 at 11:09
      Reply | Quote | #7

      I need a doctors note for 06/24/2015-06/25/15 for rest dates

  6. jasmine vega
    May 23rd, 2015 at 03:15
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    Jasmine Vega was seen earlier today for her implant pain . She is not allowed to do heavy duty for 2days

  7. Eva
    May 23rd, 2015 at 13:21
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    please excuse Eva from work for the following days due to tonsillitis on 5/22-5/22

  8. Ms Smith
    May 25th, 2015 at 11:29

    Need doctor note for high blood pressure…

  9. Kia
    May 26th, 2015 at 12:49

    I need one asap

  10. Lucy Cusamano
    May 28th, 2015 at 07:41

    Please excuse Lucy from school the following days due to sinuses infection 5/21-5/28

  11. Laura
    May 28th, 2015 at 15:05

    I need a note that says I have strep throat and will be out 3 days.

  12. Adela Urbina
    Jun 2nd, 2015 at 07:30

    Please excuse Ms. Urbina on 6/02/2015 she was under my care

  13. Nestor RRomero
    Jun 2nd, 2015 at 13:33

    Doctors note date from 6-1-15_6-2-15..stomach virus..

  14. Arleny gonzalez
    Jun 2nd, 2015 at 18:20

    I need a doctors note date from April 23 -24 for eye doctor

  15. shaniquia
    Jun 6th, 2015 at 12:08

    I need one for my daughter and me she was sick and just for to day 6/6/15

  16. Sino
    Jun 7th, 2015 at 11:55

    Need a doctors note for food poisoning . I was late for an exam on the 5/06/2015

  17. justin
    Jun 7th, 2015 at 15:52

    Need dr note for stomach pain 06/7/15

  18. John
    Jun 9th, 2015 at 04:05

    Need note for time off to keep my sanity
    No I do not get paid for time off just need some Time OFF.

  19. Kenneth Baker
    Jun 9th, 2015 at 07:45

    For work had staff infection cleared to return to work doctor was seen at salude clinic

  20. Kearra
    Jun 10th, 2015 at 11:38

    Need doctors note left work because my grandpa was in “hospital” the date is 06-05-15. His name is Charles Johnson. & I told them he was at Mother Francis Hospital

  21. Brian Moldenhauer
    Jun 14th, 2015 at 17:02

    Diagnosis strep throat. Brian can return to work on Monday 6/15

  22. Ashli Turley
    Jun 15th, 2015 at 15:58

    Kidney stones/surgery can return to work 6/16/2015

  23. Alex
    Jun 15th, 2015 at 19:22

    Need a doctors not for 6-17-15
    Really bad stomach pain

  24. Edvin
    Jun 16th, 2015 at 00:10

    I need a doctors note for the flu

  25. russell
    Jun 16th, 2015 at 10:48

    I hope all this really works

    • Austin
      Jul 22nd, 2015 at 15:37

      Did it work?

  26. Smith
    Jun 16th, 2015 at 13:39

    Need medical note for tonsils. The date has to be as of 17 June to 19 June 2015

  27. Dave
    Jun 16th, 2015 at 16:38

    Need a doctors note for 6/16/2015 for malnutrition.

  28. Samuel mugica
    Jun 16th, 2015 at 21:08

    I need a doctor note so i dont lose my job

  29. Chanel M.
    Jun 25th, 2015 at 12:55

    I need a note for 6/25/15 for my son I had to take him to the doctors

  30. Christina
    Jun 25th, 2015 at 14:34

    I need a Dr’s note for June 27th. Stated I am scheduled for a lumbar puncture on the 27th and can not return to work after but am able to return on the 28th. To run tests on my spinal pressure.

  31. nicole sanchez
    Jun 25th, 2015 at 21:36

    I need a doctors note for june 23 2015 from work my boss never asks anyone for a doc notes but i think hes giving me trouble cuz he found out i applied for a position at one of ojr stores that is opening but im a singlle mom and i only work maybe 18 -22 hrs a week i need a full time position and he doesnt seem to understand that i really hope you can help me thank you!!

  32. Rickey ortutay
    Jun 26th, 2015 at 07:26

    Rickey needs to be excused for the next couple days. 6/26/15 through 6/29/15.

  33. Tabatha Harper
    Jun 26th, 2015 at 09:52

    In need of a Drs excuse for June 25 and 26 2015. Return to work on June 30 2015

  34. Eddy
    Jun 28th, 2015 at 13:16

    Need doctor note for stomach vurus

  35. Ulises Mascorro
    Jun 28th, 2015 at 17:13

    I need a doctors appointment slip with today’s date 06/28/15 with my grandmas name Hermelinda Aguilar

  36. William
    Jun 28th, 2015 at 19:59

    I need a docs note for this monday dated for the 18th

  37. Adriana Alexander
    Jun 29th, 2015 at 06:03

    I need a doctors note really bad. I work at McDonalds and I have kidney stones, my doctor said that wasn’t a legitimate excuse to write one.. I am about to lose my job because I called in when they were short people unless I can come up with a doctors note as soon as possible.

  38. shawn
    Jun 29th, 2015 at 18:18

    Need a dr note for a 3 month review for medication refills

  39. Braulio
    Jun 30th, 2015 at 10:04

    Need a doctors note saying I can go back to work and I saw him on 6/29/15 and that I can go back to work today 6/30/15 thanks

  40. stacy rohlfing
    Jul 3rd, 2015 at 15:02

    I need to return to work slip for July 8 2015

  41. Francisco
    Jul 4th, 2015 at 00:59

    I need a return to work slip for july 2 2015

  42. tanaka leon mahuna
    Jul 4th, 2015 at 07:08

    My stomach is aching

  43. Melanie Williams
    Jul 4th, 2015 at 15:03

    Need a drs note for june 27, 2015 for back spasms

  44. Richard MacIntyre
    Jul 5th, 2015 at 16:48

    Sprained ankle from 7/2/15 to 7/6/15

  45. Elizabeth Simeone
    Jul 6th, 2015 at 15:55

    I need a note for cyst pain for 7/8/15

  46. LaMonte
    Jul 6th, 2015 at 18:55

    Lamonte was under my care 7/4/15 and 7/5/15

  47. Gerald yoma
    Jul 7th, 2015 at 09:57

    I didn’t go to work from Wednesday and Thursday. Also I didn’t go to work today.

  48. Jessica
    Jul 9th, 2015 at 12:16

    Need a doctors note for Jessica Baldwin 7/8/15

  49. Whitley
    Jul 11th, 2015 at 09:22

    Need a doctors note for Whitley. Had a stomach virus. On 07/11/2015. Can return to work on 07/11/15

  50. Anthony
    Jul 12th, 2015 at 22:42

    Need an excuse for 07/10/15

  51. javier
    Jul 13th, 2015 at 13:28

    Need doctors note for today for work help me

  52. Mark
    Jul 14th, 2015 at 12:11

    I need a dr. Note that I can return to work on July 15th 2015 and that I visited the doctor today July 14 2015

  53. marcela
    Jul 15th, 2015 at 03:18

    i need a note that i have minor rheumatic injury that affects my mobility due to stiffness and joint pain

  54. Chanika
    Jul 17th, 2015 at 11:22

    Need a doctor’s excuse from being at the hospital with my daughter. For 07-15-2015

  55. Sam
    Jul 18th, 2015 at 10:25

    Please excuse Sam from work today Saturday, July 18th

  56. Andrea Ramsay
    Jul 20th, 2015 at 13:41

    Vomiting and stomach pains

  57. Samantha
    Jul 21st, 2015 at 11:08

    I need a doctors note for Wednesday, July 22nd excused from school due to health physical

  58. MS. True
    Jul 22nd, 2015 at 23:42

    Need a doctor’s note stating I will return to work in two weeks.

  59. Kayley Gallina
    Jul 25th, 2015 at 03:38

    Need a doctors note excusing me from work for two days for vomiting and stomach pains

  60. Gwendolyn
    Jul 31st, 2015 at 09:48

    Excuse from work on 7/31/2015 for streptococcal pharyngitis

  61. Micheala
    Aug 1st, 2015 at 07:36

    I need a doctors note July 29 2015 to Aug 1 2015 so 3 days of vomiting and fever.

  62. crystal guzman
    Aug 1st, 2015 at 21:49

    Came in on 7/31/2015 for stomach pain. She had a stomach virus. Needs plenty of fluids and rest. Can return to work on 8/2/2015

  63. Christian
    Aug 2nd, 2015 at 09:15

    I need a doctors excuse for not going to work. I told him I had the pink eye

  64. Bradley
    Aug 2nd, 2015 at 12:13

    Doctors note for acute sinusitis August 1st-2nd, 2015

  65. Karla osorio
    Aug 3rd, 2015 at 11:49

    I need a doctors note my boss is asking for one since I called out and she wants to make sure that I’m able to go back to work 8/3 please if not I will lose my job.

  66. Chris
    Aug 3rd, 2015 at 15:08

    I need a doctor’s note for food poisoning. I need it for today, Aug 3rd.

  67. Shawn
    Aug 4th, 2015 at 07:06

    Need a doctors note for work for having kidney stones the date I need it for is 08/04/2015

  68. Shantelle
    Aug 5th, 2015 at 16:59

    Need to excused for 8-5-15 due to being under doctors care. And I can return 8-6-15.

    Austin, TX

  69. Deja
    Aug 6th, 2015 at 21:26

    I need a doctor note for 8/05/2015

  70. Savannah
    Aug 8th, 2015 at 16:38

    I need a doctors excuse for the dates 8/8/15

  71. Natasha
    Aug 9th, 2015 at 13:49

    I need a doctors appointment for 08/07/2015 stating that I was out due to dizziness and vomiting and can return back to work. Need it ASAP

  72. Tyler Kauffman
    Aug 10th, 2015 at 12:45

    I need a doctors note for leaving work at 11:00am today 8/10/15 I wasn’t feeling good my stomach was really bad it made me weak in my arms just wanted to come home and rest

    • Jocelyn Moreira
      Aug 10th, 2015 at 14:53

      I need a note for work on 8/9/15 saying that my kids were sick because the had fever and they been vomiting

  73. Juan Ramos
    Aug 10th, 2015 at 19:09

    Juan Ramos had a strep throat on August 8th. Blue Island Health Center. 13500 Maple ave Blue Island,IL 60406

  74. Rachel
    Aug 10th, 2015 at 21:16

    Need a dr note for today that says I was at the ER

  75. Melissa
    Aug 11th, 2015 at 01:12

    i need a dr note for recovering a surgery on 08/07/2015 & 08/08/2015

  76. michael
    Aug 11th, 2015 at 11:08

    Need a docters note by tommorow

  77. Christina
    Aug 11th, 2015 at 12:21

    Christina Thompson has a clavicle fracture in her right shoulder and is able to work using her left arm and not her right arm

  78. Linda Haidar
    Aug 12th, 2015 at 14:51

    Doctors note for August 10-13 for car accident
    Please excuse Linda Haidar from lab

  79. Jordan
    Aug 13th, 2015 at 08:55

    I need a note for a hospital stay for staph infection . In Richardson, TX

  80. Jason
    Aug 14th, 2015 at 15:58

    I need a note for a burned hand for 8/14/15. Madison, WI

  81. Aundrea
    Aug 17th, 2015 at 07:14

    Need a doctors note asap.

  82. mia
    Aug 17th, 2015 at 08:37

    I need a note…I requested to be off today..I’m not feeling good but I told my office is was at the doctor but I wasn’t then my boss want doctor note. Today is the 17th of august. Thanks

  83. wilfordjulius @gmail.
    Aug 17th, 2015 at 11:49

    my wife was in the hospital for 3 days she was sick she pregnant

  84. Coraea santos
    Aug 18th, 2015 at 09:21

    Need a doctors note to be excused from work August 14th & August 17th for food poisoning. Vomiting & diariahha. Patient first clinic colonial heights va

  85. Nancy Vazquez
    Aug 19th, 2015 at 17:24

    Need a doctors note for 8/19/15 for an allergic reaction .

  86. Marina
    Aug 20th, 2015 at 00:35

    I need two doctors notes please. Dates 8/16/15 – 8/18/15; 8/19/15

  87. jerone
    Aug 20th, 2015 at 08:20

    I need a doctor note for 8-20-15 – 8-21-15 for surgry

  88. cruz
    Aug 20th, 2015 at 08:21

    Need a note for 8/19-8/22 off

  89. Maria
    Aug 21st, 2015 at 00:28

    Need an excuse of absence for work from 8/12/15 to 8/18/15

  90. Markesa Olson
    Aug 21st, 2015 at 11:37

    Need a doctors not for a car crash 8/18/15

  91. Darianne Starcher
    Aug 25th, 2015 at 14:21

    Need a school excuse for 8/25/2015

  92. Zhane Edwards
    Aug 29th, 2015 at 16:12

    I need a note for work. Im pregnant so i have morning sickness, tummy cramps & a cold.

  93. Arika Mujica
    Aug 29th, 2015 at 21:42

    need doctor excuse for work for dates 9-4-15 through 9-6-15

  94. Ally
    Aug 30th, 2015 at 08:00

    Vomiting can’t go to work exuse for 8/30/15

  95. Sara DeCotret
    Aug 30th, 2015 at 17:48

    Doctors note needed for work for August 30, 2015. Said I had strep throat

  96. Kaity Cruz
    Aug 31st, 2015 at 08:44

    Doctors note for school week of 8/31

  97. Vesta Smith
    Sep 1st, 2015 at 17:17

    Vesta Smith has a fracture left ankle and cannot do any physical activities/work. From 9/1/15 to 9/25/15

  98. Tiffany Harrell
    Sep 1st, 2015 at 21:22

    I need a doctors note for 09/01/15 for upset stomach and diarrhea

  99. trae
    Sep 2nd, 2015 at 06:42

    I need a Dr note for 09/02/15. I can return 09/03/15. I was seen for a swollen eye and puss coming. I was debris caught in my eye

  100. Libin Sun
    Sep 6th, 2015 at 15:19

    my name is Libin Sun
    Location is in Mt Eden Auckland New Zealand
    reason is have a cold
    date is 25/08/2015 ,26/08/2015,27/08/2015 28/08/2015 and 31/08/2015
    please be fast

  101. Lbin Sun
    Sep 6th, 2015 at 15:20

    it is the beast wedsite ever

  102. Edward Austin
    Sep 7th, 2015 at 05:57

    I need a Doctor’s Note, excusing me from work due to bronchitis, from 8/31/15 – 9/7/2015

  103. Saquan
    Sep 11th, 2015 at 00:29

    I need a dr. Note that says fever on 9/9/15