DOT Physicals in Norwalk, CT – Only $50
When you know every minute counts, come to the DOCS Urgent Care in Norwalk, CT to get your DOT Physical. It’s a requirement of all commercial drivers, including self-employed drivers. All companies are obligated to get DOT Physicals for any person operating a commercial vehicle.
We take walk-ins so that you never have to wait long in our Norwalk, CT clinic. We work hard to deliver quality, affordable services for our patients. We accept the majority of health insurance policies. All D.O.T. physicals conducted at the DOCS Urgent Care in Norwalk, CT are always done with a Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinician.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – NORWALK
677 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
PHONE: (203) 298-9752
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM
What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
A DOT (Department of Transportation) Physical is required every 24 months for anyone that drives a commercial vehicle. It assesses if the driver is healthy enough overall to operate a commercial vehicle without being a risk to other drivers. DOT physicals are overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Our medical physicians can administer your DOT Physical in our Norwalk, CT office.
Highly monitored, D.O.T. Physicals are given to reveal any possible mental, physical, and emotional concerns that might negatively affect the driver’s ability to operate a commercial vehicle at any given time. D.O.T. medical physicians are qualified to evaluate the requirements to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. Come in as a walk-in to our Norwalk, CT clinic to get your D.O.T. Physical, today.
What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical?
- 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?
Both eyes need at least 20/40 and capable of detecting colors. (With or without corrective lenses)
Need to be able to hear a “forced whisper” at under five feet away. (With or without hearing aids)
Blood Pressure/Pule Rate
Discovers high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or other kinds of cardiovascular disorder. Must be below 160/100 to pass. (Medications are acceptable)
Reveals any type of underlying medical diseases, such as the onset of diseases 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 cases, if you didn’t pass particular areas of the D.O.T. Physical, like the vision or hearing, you might be eligible for a driver’s exemption.
Care When You Need It in Norwalk
DOCS Urgent Care of Norwalk 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.