DOT Physicals in Connecticut – Only $50
DOCS Urgent Care offers various convient patients across Connecticut. DOCS offers DOT physicals for all commercial drivers, including self-employed drivers. All businesses with commercial vehicles require you to obtain your DOT physical.
Can’t make an appointment? Don’t worry, our medical professionals welcome walks-ins every day of the week.Our clinic accepts most health insurance plans. Each D.O.T. physical done by the professionals at DOCS Urgent Care in Connecticut is performed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
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What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
DOT physicals are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are valid for up to 24 months. DOCS provides drivers who plan on staying on road can provide you with the proper DOT physical. A Department of Transportation Physical evaluates a drivers vision, blood pressure, and a complete review of your medical history and determines if a driver is free of certain conditions and in stable health.
D.O.T. Physicals are given to individuals to uncover any mental, physical, and emotional issues that might influence the driver’s ability to drive their commercial vehicle safely. D.O.T. medical doctors are trained to accurately evaluate the present laws to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. Stop by our Connecticut locations for your D.O.T. Physical.
What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical?
Be proactive for your DOT physical. Make sure you bring a valid driver’s license, any prescription glasses or contact lenses, hearing aids if needed, a prescription list, and a complete medical history.
Drivers are expected to list if they’ve experienced any of the following:
- Brain injuries
- Hearing loss
- Diabetes (insulin dependency)
- Impaired Vision
- Missing Limbs
- Chronic Pain
- High Blood Pressure
- Able to recognize colors (red, green, yellow)
- History of alcoholism or drug use
- Heart attack or heart disease
- Kidney disease
What is included in a DOT physical?
Your doctor will test your vision for at least 20/40 in both eyes and make sure you’re able to distinguish various colors with or without the use of prescription glasses.
With or without hearing aids, a driver must be able to to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away.
Blood Pressure/Pule Rate
In order to make sure you’re healthy to be sitting for long periods of time, your blood pressure and pulse will be checked for any abnormalities.
A urinalysis scans for any underlying medical conditions or irregularities that may need attention.
In the physical examination you will be tested for:
- General appearance (weight, tremors, drug/alcohol problems)
- Mouth & Throat (breathing and swallowing)
- Lungs & Chest (breathing)
- Abdomen & Organs (unusual masses, hernias, weakness)
- Vascular System (weak pulse, blood flow, varicose veins)
- Limbs (Loss or damage, weakness)
- Skeletal (limitation, tenderness)
- Neurological (balance, reflexes, speech)
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B)
- Polio/ Tetanus/ Typhoid
- Influenza (Flu)
What if i need to update my vaccinations?
In order to get up to date on all your vaccinations, one of our FMCSA certified clinicians can provide our Connecticut patients with current available vaccines. The Vaccinations we give provide are:
- Hepatitis A (Adult)
- Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
- Hepatitis B (Adult)
- Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
- Zostavax (Shingles)
- Polio (IPV)
- Rabies Vaccination
- Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
- Tetanus Diphtheria
- Pertussis (TDAP)
- Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
- Yellow Fever
what if i do not pass the dot physical?
For drivers who didn’t pass specific areas of the DOT physical such as vision or hearing, may be eligible for drivers exemption. FMCSA has announced drivers can receive a second opinion as long as they are upfront and honest about their medical history with the next medical examiner.
The Care You Need, When You Need It in Connecticut
DOCS Urgent Care is committed to providing all of our Connecticut patients with quick and easy, high quality DOT examinations. Our FMCSA certified doctors will have you out of our doors and back on the road in no time, no appointment necessary.