DOT Physicals for Medical Cards:
For commercial drivers who need a DOT medical card, our FMCSA certified and licensed medical provider can perform a DOT physical.
If you are a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver, having a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate aka DOT medical card, is required by federal and state law to legally operate a commercial vehicle in interstate and intrastate commerce. Commercial drivers must pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination from a licensed practitioner and certified medical examiner to become certified.
Who Needs A DOT Physical/Medical Card?
Interstate and intrastate commercial drivers may need to obtain this certification.
A DOT physical is required for those who are operating the following vehicles:
• A vehicle designed or used to transport more than 9 passengers (including the driver) for compensation
• A vehicle designed or used to transport more than 16 passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
• Transport requiring Placard for Hazardous Waste
• Has a gross vehicle or has a gross combination weight or is rated to transport 10,001 lbs or more
When is a Medical Certificate Required?
Before first operating a Commercial Medical Vehicle. Drivers who are attending driving school have a commercial learners permit (CLP).
At least every 2 years, or more often as directed by the Medical Examiner.
Whenever the drivers ability to perform his or her normal duties has been impaired by a physical or mental injury or disease ( this is a shared responsibility of the motor carrier and driver).
What Is Included in a DOT Exam?
Blood Pressure Check
Health History Review
Urinalysis (not drug test)
Whole body physical
While scheduling is preferred, walk-in's are welcome (excluding Tuesdays and some Saturdays) !