Fast DOT Physical Exams to get you on the road.
Are you a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver in need of a DOT physical? Whether you’re a new driver, or need to renew your medical examiner’s certificate, Newport Urgent Care can help. Our goal is to get you in, out, and on the road! We have licensed medical examiners on staff to perform the required physical examination and ensure you’re prepared to safely drive a commercial vehicle.
If you’re a commercial driver, or employ commercial drivers, DOT physicals are indispensable to your livelihood. All commercial drivers must carry a valid DOT card to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.
At Newport Urgent Care, our providers have a thorough understanding of the DOT rules and regulations, and want to help put you in the driver’s seat. DOT physicals are designed to detect any physical, emotional, or mental health issues that may affect your ability to drive safely. We work with you to identify risks and prepare you for the road.
The DOT Physical Process
Come prepared. If you wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or a hearing aid, make sure to bring them along. In addition, have a list of any medications you take, as well as the contact information for the doctor who prescribed them. You can also download and complete the Driver sections of the Medical Examination Report form. Remember to sign and date the form.
Our certified examiner will review your medical history and perform a physical exam. In order to obtain a DOT medical certificate, you will need to meet several health requirements, such as:
- Unimpaired vision and hearing
- A negative drug test
- Healthy blood sugar levels
- Regular blood pressure and pulse
The provider may also check your current alcohol level.
The examiner will then fill out the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination form, along with all supporting documents, and determine if you can perform the demanding job of a CMV driver. If you pass the DOT physical, we issue your Medical Examiner’s Certificate on the spot.