DOT Physicals in Southington, CT – Only $75
Businesses are required to have all of their drivers of commercial vehicles to be assessed with a DOT physical, a.k.a. CDL physical. It’s against the law to drive a commercial vehicle without a valid DOT medical card. Come on by the DOCS Urgent Care location in Southington, CT to have your DOT physical. We’ll conduct your examination quickly and at an affordable price.
We guarantee that every D.O.T. physical conducted in our DOCS Urgent Care Clinic in Southington, CT is administered by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians. Our medical experts can give you a DOT Physical in our Southington, CT office.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – Southington
832 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
(located behind Smashburger)
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What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
If you’re a driver operating commercial vehicles, then it’s required to get your DOT (Department of Transportation) physical reevaluated every 24 months. DOT (CDL) physicals are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These physicals evaluate if the individual is healthy and free from health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, or poor vision.
Doctors give individuals D.O.T. physicals to decide if the driver is mentally and physically fit enough to handle a commercial vehicle without being a threat to any drivers sharing the road. This exam determines if there are any existing physical or mental problems. D.O.T. medical experts are specially trained to understand the laws to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. To get your D.O.T. Physical, visit our Southington, CT clinic.
Are cdl physicals the same as dot physicals?
Yes—these names are referring to what is essentially the same physical exam, traditionally known as the DOT physical. This physical will sometimes be referred to as a CDL physical when a person is trying to obtain or renew a CDL (commercial driver’s license).
Not all commercial drivers need a CDL, but most will need the Medical Examiner’s (ME) Certificate that they can receive from a DOT physical.
What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical (A.k.A. CDL 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 (CDL) physical?
You need to have at least 20/40 in both eyes and be able to differentiate between colors. (With or without corrective lenses)
To pass, you are required to be able to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away. (With or without hearing aids)
Blood Pressure/Pule Rate
It tests whether you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or any other cardiovascular disorder. It must be below 160/100 for you to pass. (Medications are accepted)
This one tests for underlying medical diseases, like 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?
If you’re planning for your D.O.T. physical, or CDL physical, but need your vaccinations updated, visit our DOCS Urgent Care in Southington, CT. Here is a list of the Vaccinations 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?
For certain sections of the D.O.T. physical, e.g., if you don’t meet the requirements for the hearing or vision section, you could be eligible for a driver’s exemption.
Care When You Need It in Southington
DOCS Urgent Care of Southington 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.