Thank a Doctor or Health Care Facility • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1State your appreciation immediately as the reason for your letter.
2Compliment your reader.
3Express a final vote of confidence.


A brief letter thanking a doctor or health care facility is a simple, courteous way of showing appreciation and gratitude for excellent service. It sends the message to your health care provider that you place confidence in his or her care.

Example Letter #1


Thank you for your kindness and good humor when stitching me up in the middle of the night last Saturday. I had heard nightmare stories about what goes on in emergency rooms, so I was grateful that my experience was so positive. I did not have to wait long, and the treatment I received was very sensitive and kind. I send my heartfelt thanks to you and the nurses who assisted.

Example Letter #2


We wish to thank you for your efficient handling of the insurance forms for our recent visit to your hospital. As out-of-state travelers, we feared that the paperwork would be a nightmare, but your competent staff knew exactly what to do. In a surprisingly short time, they had processed the forms, and we were back on our vacation. Please give this box of chocolates to the staff at the front desk with our compliments and thanks.

Example Letter #3


All of us wish to thank you, Dr. Doe, for your kindness and wisdom during our mother's bout with meningitis. Now that she is out of danger, we think it's time to give credit where it is due. Competent, sensitive physicians like you are the prize of the medical profession. Mom can't say enough good about you. We are thankful that she will be around for a long time yet to sing your praises.

Example Letter #4


Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness and excellent care our mother, Jane Doe, received during her recent hospitalization. Of course we are very saddened by her death, but we are comforted in knowing that she received the best care available. The sensitivity and support of your fine staff helped us through what was a very difficult time, and we will never forget your kindness. Please express our appreciation to everyone who worked with Mom.

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step


State your appreciation immediately as the reason for your letter.

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Compliment your reader.

Example Sentences for Step 2

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