DOT Physicals in East Haven, CT – Only $125

DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven, CT offers DOT physicals, a.k.a. CDL physicals, for all commercial drivers, including self-employed drivers. All businesses with drivers of commercial vehicles require you to go through a DOT physical.

Our medical professionals welcome walk-ins in our East Haven, CT clinic on a regular basis. We strive to provide exceptional and affordable care. Our clinic accepts most health insurance plans. Each D.O.T. physical at DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven, CT, is performed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians.



317 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT 06513

(475) 441-7809


What to Know About DOT Physicals

What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?

Our clinic in East Haven, CT, can give you the required DOT physical. A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is mandatory every 24 months for any person that drives a commercial vehicle. It assesses if the driver is physically and mentally healthy enough to safely drive a commercial vehicle. DOT physicals are managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It determines if a driver is free of certain conditions and in stable health.

D.O.T. physicals, also known as CDL physicals, are given to individuals to uncover mental, physical, and emotional issues that might influence the driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. D.O.T. medical doctors are trained to accurately evaluate the present laws to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. Stop by our East Haven, CT location for your D.O.T. physical.

Are cdl physicals the same as dot physicals?

The DOT physical may sometimes be called the “CDL physical” by commercial drivers who are looking to obtain or renew their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). The DOT physical provides these individuals with certificates they need to hold a CDL. For that reason, they often call it a “CDL physical.”

What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical?

When preparing for your D.O.T. (CDL) physical in our East Haven, CT office, bring a valid driver’s license, any prescription glasses or contact lenses, hearing aids if needed, a prescription list, and medical history. Drivers are expected to list if they’ve experienced any of the following:

  • Brain injuries
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Diabetes (insulin dependency)
  • Impaired Vision
  • Stroke
  • 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 (A.K.A. CDL PHYSICAL)?


To pass the vision, you need at least 20/40 in both eyes and able to determine colors. (With or without corrective lenses)


To pass the hearing, you have to be able to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away. (With or without hearing aids is acceptable)

Blood Pressure/Pule Rate

This identifies if you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or another cardiovascular disorder. It must be below 160/100 in order to pass. (Medications are acceptable)


This test uncovers if you have an underlying medical condition, such as the onset of illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney infection.

Physical Examination

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?

If you need your vaccinations updated, our experts at DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven, CT can help you prepare for your D.O.T. physical. Here’s a list of the Vaccinations we provide:


  • Hepatitis A (Adult)
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric) 
  • Hepatitis B (Adult)
  • Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
  • Japanese
  • Encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Menactra
  • Zostavax (Shingles)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal
  • PPD
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Typhoid
  • Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • Yellow Fever
  • Gardasil
  • B-12
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Kenalog-10
  • Phenergan
  • Solu-Medrol
  • Toradol
  • Benadryl

what if i do not pass the dot physical?

If you don’t pass specific areas of the D.O.T. Physical, such as the vision, hearing, diabetes, or physical impairment, you might be eligible for a driver’s exemption

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DOCS Urgent Care of East Haven is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.

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