Students can take sick leaves for as long as necessary, provided they have doctors' notes for the entire duration of their leave. Speak to your batch coordinator (the person in the administration office that is in-charge of your batch) and explain to them that you're sick and won't be able to come to school. They may assign you some homework, specially if your sickness keeps you out of school for a long time. The administration is very understanding and flexible when it comes to accommodating students that are sick.
For short sick leaves (e.g. one or two days), it is not absolutely necessary to inform the administration until after you've returned. However, for longer leaves, it is better to either contact the administration directly (i.e. call them or walk in), or ask a friend to do it on your behalf.
Where to Get Treatment
- JIH: Located on Ring Road Utara, JIH is a large private hospital with a very nice, clean building. It is also more expensive* than other hospitals. If you are sick and need a clean, comfortable hospital, go to JIH. (* Not all treatments are more expensive in JIH. Some may be cheaper. Always compare prices between several hospitals including JIH when shopping for the cheapest option).
- GMC: The GMC is UGM's own clinic. It is free for students but isn't very well equipped. If you aren't really sick and just need a doctor's note for an absence excuse, then go to the GMC and be ready to fake a stomach ache. Your acting doesn't need to be very convincing because the doctor will probably guess why you're actually there pretty quickly.
- Sardjito: Located right across the Faculty of Medicine, Sardjito is the best government hospital in Yogyakarta and area. If you're really sick, then you may want to consider Sardjito. Their rooms may not be as nice looking as JIH's, but the medical experience and capability of the doctors is generally/probably better in Sardjito than anywhere else. (Do note that nearly all doctors in Yogyakarta work at several hospitals simultaneously. So, your doctor in the afternoon in JIH may have come from a morning shift at Sardjito and may be heading to Panti Rapih in the evening). The downside is that in Sardjito, you may be exposed to other medical students and residents. So, if privacy is your concern or you absolutely don't trust residents for your treatment, choose to go elsewhere.
- Panti Rapih: Another large private hospital and located just south of UGM's main entrance.