Current & Potential Employees Leave of Absence Instructions Do you need to take a leave of absence?Whether your leave of absence (LOA) is due to your own personal injury or illness, to care for a family member or military leave, CoxHealth Human Resources is here to help.InstructionsComplete the Leave of Absence Request form by going to the Employee Portal, Your Forms, Leave of Absence/FMLA or call Human Resources at 417-269-6954.Human Resources will contact you regarding your LOA eligibility, the next steps in the LOA process and the usage of your earned time off and/or sick timeIf you also have the voluntary short term disability benefit, you can file your claim by calling toll-free 800-362-4462 between 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, CST. When you file your claim, you will also need your physician's name, phone number and fax number. LEAVE OF ABSENCE Learn more about taking a leave of absence. To learn more, view our leave of absence policies. right Learn more about taking a leave of absence.