Request Work From Home For Medical Reasons [Email Templates]

work from home request email due to medical reasons

We have three email templates to request WFH for an illness. I consider those temporary reasons to work from home. If you need to request work from home on a more permanent basis for medical reasons, you can view those in this article below.

Here are two email request templates to work from home due to a medical condition. Click one of the links below to jump to the template that fits your situation:


Work-from-home proposal due to a health condition

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. I’m reaching out to discuss a matter that’s personal and professional. 

Due to ongoing health concerns, specifically [mention the health issue, e.g., mobility challenges, heart disease, diabetes, etc.], my medical advisor has strongly recommended that I minimize [issues associated with condition].

Given these circumstances, and after careful consideration, I believe transitioning to a permanent remote work arrangement would be the most prudent course of action. This decision wasn’t made lightly but from a place of necessity, ensuring that I can maintain my health while continuing to contribute meaningfully to our team.

I understand this is a significant request and would like to discuss the plan and measurement for my remote role.

Could we set up a time to discuss this further? Here are some times I am free this week:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thank you very much for considering my request and for your understanding. I look forward to our discussion and to finding a path forward that supports both my health needs and our company’s goals.

Warm regards,

[Your name]

(This is also part of our sub-category on requests to work from home for personal reasons)


Work from home email for ongoing medical appointments

Subject: Work from Home Request for Medical Appointment

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. I have a [medical/dental] appointment scheduled for [date], and it requires me to be out for a part of the day. To manage this efficiently without impacting my work, I’m requesting to work from home for the day.

I’ve blocked off my calendar during the appointment time so I won’t have any meeting conflicts.

Thank you for considering my request. Please let me know if you need any further information.

Best regards,

[Your name]

(See Also: 26 Medical Reasons To Work From Home)


Email Requests To Work From Home

These email templates are part of our series on ways to request work from home. If you’d like to see some other options (and edit them in Google Docs or Microsoft Word), you can download all 18 templates for free.

Work from home email request

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