DOT Physical Exam for CDL and Non-CDL License Drivers
Our FMCSA DOT certified medical examiner offers DOT Physical Exams for commercial license and non-commercial license drivers. Our certified medical examiner will guide you through the DOT Physical Exam requirements so you can maintain your DOT Medical Card.
Are you looking for fast, affordable DOT physical near you in Northern Virginia? Then you should call our DOT physical exam clinic to make your appointment. We are conveniently located in Fairfax, Virginia. Our rates are very affordable, and we offer same day appointment. With an appointment, we can see you on time because we respect your time. So you will get in and out on time in about 30 minutes. We will ensure your experience with us will be pleasant.
DOT Physical Exam Cost: Only $78.00
No Hidden Fees
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- DOT Physical Exams: We offer physical exams for commercial and non-commercial driver licenses.
- Free Laminated Medical Card for your wallet.
- Free Fax to your employer upon request.
- Same Day Appointment Available: For your convenience, you can request a same day appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your requested date and time.
- We Help Drivers. Drivers with certain medical conditions need a medical examiner who not only knows the DOT and CDL physical exam requirements, but who is interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood.
FMCSA DOT Certified Medical Examiner
Our DOT certified doctor is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (CME). Our DOT physical examiner understands how important it is that you pass your physicals. Our certified medical examiner also knows how to improve your lifestyle so you can maintain and protect your livelihood. He will be glad to discuss these options with you during your physical exam.
What Is DOT Physical Exam?
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to receive regular physical examinations in order to operate commercial motor vehicles. This exam ensures that there are no health issues that could affect the driver’s ability to drive a commercial vehicle safely. During your DOT Physical, you will go through the three easy steps.
3 Easy Steps
STEP 1: DOT Physical Exam Form
You will fill out a brief one-page medical history detailing past illnesses and your overall health. We have DOT physical form for you at our clinic.
STEP 2: The Exam
After you provide your medical history, our examiner will review the information you provided. He will go over any medical conditions you may have and perform the exam. The exam may include:
- Basic urine test (glucose, protein, blood and specific gravity)
- Measurement of height and weight
- Measurement of blood pressure and pulse
- Range of motion test
- Eye and ear examination
Note: You will NOT be tested for drugs or alcohol during a routine physical.
STEP 3: Paperwork for Certificate
Once your medical history and exam are complete, the clinic will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. After you successfully pass the physical and completion of paperwork, you’ll get your DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate to keep with you at all times when you’re driving.
How Long Is a DOT Medical Exam Certificate Good For?
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. A medical examiner’s certificate may be issued for less than 24 months when it is necessary to monitor medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetic condition.
Pass Your DOT Medical Exam! Our examiner knows how important it is that you continue your livelihood as a commercial driver. DOT doctor will guide you through the CDL Physical Exam requirements.
Preparing for Your Physical Exam
Exam only takes about 30 minutes. Note: time may vary depending on driver’s health.
What Do I Need to Bring?
- Driver’s License or Photo identification
- Current DOT Medical Card (if applicable)
- Eye glasses or contact lenses if you wear them
- Hearing aids if you wear them
- List of medications, including strength and dosage
Make sure you drink a glass of water, as you will have to provide a urine sample.
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Physical Exam requirements defined by the US DOT include:
- Vision: You must have 20/40 vision in each eye and both eyes with or without glasses or contact lenses.
- Hearing: You must perceive a forced whisper voice at 5 feet or more with or without hearing aid. Otherwise, you must undergo a formal hearing test with an audiometer and pass.
- Blood Pressure: You may be medically certified to drive for a two-year period if you have BP of less than 140/90 without prescription medication.
Do You Have Medical Condition?
- Diabetic Patient: Bring your most recent A1C reading from your physician.
- Heart Conditions: Heart surgery, heart attack or other cardiac condition history: A Clearance letter to safely operate a commercial vehicle is required from your cardiologist, including a normal stress test must be provided.
- Sleep Apnea: You must use a CPAP mask and present printed compliance of 70% or greater.
- Methadone Use automatically disqualifies you. Use of a narcotic, amphetamine, or other habit forming drug without a prescription from a treating physician automatically disqualifies you.
- Alcoholism disqualifies you.
- Mental Health History: You need a letter of clearance from a mental health professional indicating your condition is stable and any medications do not interfere with your ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.
How to Manage Blood Pressure for Physical Exam
We understand how important it is for you to pass your physical exam. Therefore, it is important that you prepare yourself for the exam. You can do the things listed below in the days and weeks leading up to your exam:
- Take your medication every day as prescribed and on schedule
- Reduce your caffeine, nicotine, sugar, and salt consumption
- Walk and exercise regularly
- Get better sleep at night
- Learn to manage stress
Find More Information
Find a DOT Physical location near you or CDL Physicals locations. For more information visit the website: TeamCME.com
This page is for informational purposes only. The FMCSA constantly update US DOT regulations and guidelines. For the update and complete information, please go to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.