DOT Physicals for CDL & Non-CDL Drivers
Our FMCSA DOT medical examiner offers DOT Physical 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 a fast, affordable DOT physical near you in Northern Virginia? Then you should call our DOT physical clinic to make your appointment. We are conveniently located in Fairfax, Virginia. Our rates are very affordable, and we offer a 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 $80.00
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- DOT Physical Exam: We offer physical exams for commercial and non-commercial driver licenses.
- Free Laminated Medical Card for your wallet.
- 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 physical examiner understands how important it is that you pass your physicals. He also knows how to improve your lifestyle so you can maintain and protect your livelihood.
What Is a DOT Physical?
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to receive regular physical examinations in order to operate commercial motor vehicles. This medical exam ensures that there are no health issues that could affect the driver’s ability to drive a commercial vehicle safely.
What Does a DOT Physical Consist Of?
DOT Exam Form: Medical Examination Report Form
You will fill out a brief one-page medical history portion detailing past illnesses and your overall health. We have DOT physical form for you at our clinic. Or you may download the Medical Examination Report form (MCSA-5895) from the official FMCSA website.
Physical Exam Requirements
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: The test looks for indications of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes.
- Vision: You must have normal peripheral vision and 20/40 eyesight 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.
- Blood Pressure and Pulse: The examiner will check if you have high blood pressure (140/90 or higher) and irregular heartbeats.
- Other Screening and Assessments: such as range of motion tests.
Note: You will NOT be tested for drugs or alcohol during a routine DOT physical exam.
Pass Your Exam: Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form
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.
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 DOT Physical Exam
Exam only takes about 30 minutes. Note: time may vary depending on the driver’s health.
What Do I Need to Bring?
- Driver’s License or Photo identification
- Current DOT Medical Card (if applicable)
- Eyeglasses 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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Do You Have Medical Conditions?
- Diabetic Patient: Bring the 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 DOT Physicals
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 or Virginia DMV for Virginia state regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Those operating the following vehicles in interstate commerce need to have DOT medical cards:
Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross combination weight (GCW) of 10,001 pounds or more; or Vehicles designed to transport more than 15 people, or more than 8 people when there is direct compensation involved; or Vehicles transporting hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded. Non-CDL drivers who are subject to the medical exam requirement must have a valid medical card.
A DOT medical 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.
DOT physical examination must be conducted by an approved DOT medical examiner at an approved medical examiner location listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. In order to find a certified medical examiner, you can visit the FMCSA online National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and search examiners by location.