DOT Physicals in New Milford, CT

Are you in need of a DOT physical—equivalent to a CDL physical exam? All drivers must have a DOT physical every 24 months. DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford offers walk-in physicals and accepts most major insurance plans. One of our certified FMCSA doctors will take you through the DOT exam so you can continue driving safely.



141A Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776



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What to Know About DOT Physicals

What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?

A Department of Transportation Physical is a physical examination that determines if a commercial driver is healthy and capable of fulfilling the duties of operating a large commercial vehicle. A DOT physical—a.k.a. CDL physical exam—will review the driver’s medical history and test the driver’s current health condition. It is the job of the doctor to determine to the best of their knowledge whether or not the driver is fit for work. This is done through an evaluation process relating to the daily job duties associated with being a commercial driver.
Make sure you’re honest and upfront with your doctor. A DOT physical will check your hearing, digestion, diseases or risk of diseases, and any drug or alcohol use.

Are CDL Physicals the same as dot physicals?

The DOT physical exam happens to be a requirement for those who are looking to obtain a CDL (commercial driver’s license). For these drivers who are looking to obtain or renew their CDL, they may refer to the DOT physical as the “CDL physical.”

What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical (Or cdl Physical)?

Before your DOT, or CDL, physical at New Milford’s DOCS Urgent Care, make sure you bring with you a list of all your medications including dosage and doctors’ names and addresses. Bring any prescription eyewear, hearing aids, and a list of your medical history. You can also save time by filling out a driver’s information sheet.

Drivers are required to list if they’ve endured 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?


Your eyes will be tested, both separately and together, using a standard Snellen eye chart.


Your ability to hear, or not hear, sounds and tones at specific distances and frequencies will be tested and evaluated.

Blood Pressure/Pulse Rate

To make sure you’re healthy to be sitting for long periods of time, your blood pressure and pulse will be checked for any irregularities.


A urinalysis scans for any common disease or hidden health issues. Take note, your employer may have drug and alcohol testing during the pre-employment process.

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 are in need of updated vaccinations, one of our FMCSA certified doctors can assist you at our New Milford location. Vaccinations we provide include:
  • 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 do not pass the initial DOT physical (CDL physical exam), FMCSA has announced drivers can receive a second opinion as long as they are honest about their medical history with the next medical examiner.
It is the job of our doctors to determine if you are fit to operate large commercial vehicles. The best course of action, is to be upfront and truthful with your doctor from the start.

Care When You Need It in New Milford

DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford is devoted to providing drivers with quick and easy DOT Physicals. We care about your wellbeing and safety while on the road. Stop by your local DOCS today!


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