DOT Physicals in Fairfield, CT
DOCS Urgent Care in Fairfield provides businesses with accurate DOT Physicals for all of your employees. Self-employed commercial drivers are welcome to come by as well. At our Fairfield clinic, we welcome walk-in patients every day of the week.
Our medical staff consists of highly-trained professionals. We deliver the best quality of care at affordable costs. We take the majority of health insurances. All D.O.T. physicals done at DOCS Urgent Care in Connecticut are completed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – Fairfield
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off
Fairfield, CT 06825
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-1PM
What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical?
When you visit our Fairfield clinic for your D.O.T. Physical, bring a valid driver’s license, any prescription lenses or contact lenses, hearing aids if needed, list of prescriptions, and medical history. It is required for a driver to list if they have 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?
Drivers must have at least 20/40 in both eyes with or without corrective lenses to pass the physical examination and be able to determine colors.
Drivers must be able to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away (with or without hearing aids are acceptable during the test).
Blood Pressure/Pule Rate
Your blood pressure and pulse rate are taken to determine if you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or other cardiovascular disorder. It needs to be below 160/100. (Medications are acceptable.)
Drivers are required to take a urinalysis to uncover any underlying medical conditions. It helps to detect the early onset conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney infection.
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?
The experts at DOCS Urgent Care in Fairfield, CT are happy to help make sure your vaccinations are current so you’re ready for your D.O.T. Physical. Here is a list of Vaccinations that we give in our office:
- 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?
If you don’t pass the vision, diabetes, hearing, or physical impairment sections of the D.O.T. Physical, you may be eligible for a driver’s exemption.
Care When You Need It in Fairfield
DOCS Urgent Care of Fairfield 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.