When writing a request letter to a hospital for a discharge summary, it's crucial to be clear and polite. Begin by addressing the appropriate authority and clearly state the purpose of the letter in the subject line. Provide relevant details such as the patient's name, date of admission, and reason for needing the discharge summary. Attach any necessary documents, such as copies of bills or identification proofs, to support your request.

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Request Letter for Discharge Summary from Hospital

The Manager,
___________ Hospital (Hospital Name),
___________ (Address)

Subject: Application for Issuance of Discharge Summary of Patient _______ (Patient Name) ________ (Patient ID)

Respected Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that I ________ (Patient Name) got admitted in your hospital on _______ (dated). I am writing this letter in order to request you to kindly issue discharge certificate as I have to _______ (reason for issuance of discharge summary – mediclaim/ reimbursement / any other reason). I have already paid the bill (copy attached).

I request you to kindly issue the discharge summary at the earliest.

Yours truly,
_______ (Signature)
_______ (Your Name)
_______ (Contact Number)


• Copy of Bill
• ID/Address Proof (If applicable)
• _______ (Any Other Supporting Document – if applicable)

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  1. How do I address the recipient of the letter requesting a discharge summary from a hospital?
    • Address the recipient as "The Manager" or "Hospital Administration" of the hospital.
  2. What documents should be attached to the letter when requesting a discharge summary from a hospital?
    • Attachments may include a copy of the hospital bill, ID or address proof, and any other relevant supporting documents.
  3. Is it necessary to mention the reason for needing the discharge summary in the letter?
    • Yes, it's important to mention the reason for needing the discharge summary, such as for insurance claims or medical records.
  4. How long does it typically take to receive a discharge summary from a hospital after requesting it?
    • The time taken to receive a discharge summary may vary depending on the hospital's internal processes. It's advisable to follow up with the hospital administration if there's a delay.
  5. What should I do if there are errors in the discharge summary received from the hospital?
    • If there are any discrepancies or errors in the discharge summary, you should promptly inform the hospital administration to rectify them.

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