DOT Physicals in North Haven, CT – Only $75
Visit DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven, CT to obtain your DOT Physicals—the same test which is used for CDL (Commercial Driver License) exams. This is required for all commercial drivers, including self-employed drivers. All businesses are required to get DOT Physicals for drivers of commercial vehicles.
We welcome walk-ins on a daily basis in our North Haven, CT walk-in clinic. We strive to give affordable and excellent services for our patients. We take most health insurance policies. Every D.O.T. physical (a.k.a. CDL physical) is performed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians at DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven, CT.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NORTH HAVEN
163 Universal Dr
North Haven, CT 06473
PHONE: (203) 466-8058
FAX: (203) 907-3272
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
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What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
Our medical experts can administer your DOT Physical in our North Haven, CT office. A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is obligatory every two years for any individual that operates a commercial vehicle. It evaluates if the driver is physically and mentally healthy enough to drive a commercial vehicle. DOT physicals are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It ensures the driver doesn’t have health issues like sleep apnea, poor vision or high blood pressure.
Highly regulated, D.O.T. (or CDL) Physicals are given for the safety of the driver. It reveals mental, physical, and emotional problems that might negatively impact the driver’s ability to drive a commercial vehicle safely. D.O.T./C.D.L. medical physicians are qualified to assess the laws to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. Come by our North Haven, CT clinic to get your D.O.T. Physical.
ARE CDL PHYSICALS THE SAME AS DOT PHYSICALS?
You may see a DOT Physical Exam being referred to as a CDL Physical Exam, but know that they are the same test. This is because a DOT Physical Exam is a requirement for an individual looking to gain a CDL (commercial driver’s license). This type of testing is normally called the DOT Physical, because not all commercial drivers require a CDL, some may simply require the Medical Examiner’s (ME) Certificate that can be received from a DOT Physical.
What do i need to bring to the DOT (or CDL) Physical?
When you’re ready to get your D.O.T. (or CDL) physical in our North Haven, CT walk-in clinic, bring your valid driver’s license, prescription lenses or contact lenses if required, hearing aids if required, your prescription list, and medical history. Drivers are required 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/ CDL physical?
To pass, both eyes need at least 20/40 and be able to distinguish colors. (With or without corrective lenses)
To pass, you must be able to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away. (With or without hearing aids)
Blood Pressure/Pulse Rate
This determines if you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or another type of cardiovascular disorder. It has to be below 160/100 for you to pass. (Medications are acceptable)
This urinalysis reveals any kind of underlying medical diseases, such as the onset of ailments 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?
- 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?
In some instances, if you didn’t pass specific areas of the D.O.T. physical, such as the vision or hearing, you may be eligible for a driver’s exemption.
Care When You Need It in North Haven
DOCS Urgent Care of North 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.