How to Write Resignation Letter Due to Health Issues with Formats

Humans live in an environment that is also home to various bacteria, germs, and viruses. Hence, more possibility of an individual getting infected with diseases caused by either of these pathogens. At times, the disease caused may turn out to be deadly. Moreover, at present, there are various health issues raised mainly due to the lifestyle adopted by us. Added to this there also exist various health issues raised by the work environment, such as asthma (E.g., Coal mine worker), skin disease (E.g., Chemical industry worker), and this list would go on. Hence, due to such issues, one is compelled to apply for resignation from that particular job, which he/she cannot continue due to his/her health issues.

A resignation letter is a formal letter written by an employee informing his/her employer the intent/ reason to leave their current position. This letter is often taken as legal notice of departure and is typically kept in the employee’s file after vacating their position for proof of resignation for any future inquiries. Always, there exists a particular period before which an employee should notify his/her organization about the resignation. But as the health issue is raised all of a sudden, the above-stated procedure can’t be followed.

This resignation letter can be sent through e-mail or be submitted as a business- formatted letter to the concerned authority. Once after submission of this resignation letter, it is the role of the concerned authority to acknowledge it and thereby to write a resignation acceptance letter. The resignation acceptance letter is a way of formal acknowledgement of the employees’ experience and contributions to the organization and subsequently relieving him/her from the organisation’s services (once after serving the notice period).

Resignation Letter Due to Health Issues Formats

  1. From address
  2. Date
  3. To address
  4. Subject
  5. Salutation
  6. Body of the letter with a perfect reason for resignation, and other necessary details
  7. Add a complimentary close: use of wordings like “Sincerely” /“ Best wishes”/ “Regards”
  8. Signature
  9. Designation

Points to be adopted while writing the letter of resignation:

  1. Adopt to the usage of formal language
  2. Use the right subject line
  3. Be straight forward in quoting the reason
  4. Proofread it once before submission

Here is the format of the letter:


Employee ID




Employer name

Company Name

Company Address

Subject: Resignation letter


I am downhearted to inform you about my decision to resign immediately from my position (designation), due to my failing health. It is recommended by my physician that at this time I should withdraw myself from the workplace to better focus on regaining my health.

I have had a great pleasure working with you all and also gained a lot of expertise and I am deeply saddened that I will no longer be associated with the company in the future.

Added to this, I am wanting to comply with the company’s norms of resignation but my health is so unwell and hence I will be unable to complete the notice period, that is why I have requested an immediate release.

Thereby I would always be available in providing a helping hand to train the person who will replace me. I am thankful to you for all your contributions to my professional growth, and I would like to be in touch in the future.



If submitting your resignation via letter, this is a template you can follow:

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email






City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Lastname:

It greatly saddens me to send you this letter of resignation. Effective the end of this month, I no longer will be working here as a P.E. teacher.

Recently I have been noticing some changes in many aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. I have been overly exhausted, constantly in pain, and feel that my productivity has been cut in half. I went to a doctor, and I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a condition that involves chronic pain and soreness. Because of the high activity level consistent with my work, I am no longer able to teach my students effectively, and I do not want them to be impacted by this. My doctor agreed with me that this is the best decision for all involved.

I have so enjoyed my time here at FMA Middle School. My work gave me great satisfaction, and I never will forget the last 20 years of incredible friends and colleagues that I have gained. I hope we will still stay in touch despite my early exit.

Please let me know if there is any way I can help in finding my replacement. Although I no longer can do the work I once could, I hope to remain a resource and that we will stay in touch. Thank you so much for all the opportunities, and I wish everyone at FMA the very best.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

It is always prudent to attach a medical health certificate or a document of diagnosis with your letter or mail to give a clear picture of the ailment you are facing to your employer.

In case the resignation is to be sent through the mail, the following is the format:

Subject: Resignation—Firstname Lastname

Dear Mr. Manager,

I regret to inform you of my resignation, effective June 1, 20XX. Due to a recent diagnosis, I have become aware that my illness will require extended treatment and recovery, and I am unsure that my ability to perform the duties of my present position will return.

I appreciate your understanding. If there is anything I can do to help during the transition, please let me know.


Firstname Lastname

444-555-1212 cell

I hope this article will help you to write a perfect resignation letter. Comment down below if you have any queries.

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