DOT Physicals in Stamford, CT

DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford provides detailed DOT Physicals for all drivers. Self-employed commercial drivers can come by anytime to obtain their physical. At our facility in Stamford, CT, walk-in patients are welcome daily.

Our staff is comprised of highly-trained medical professionals. We strive to deliver high quality care at affordable prices. Our office accepts most health insurances. All D.O.T. physicals executed at DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford, CT are completed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians.



2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902


(203) 658-8294


What to Know About DOT Physicals

What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?

Our Stamford, CT office can provide you with the required DOT Physical—the same physical required by those looking to receive their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical (CDL physical) is necessary for all commercial drivers every 24 months. It assesses the mental and physical capacities of the driver to determine if they are medically well enough to manage a commercial vehicle. DOT physicals, or CDL physical, are overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and decide if a driver is in stable health.

D.O.T. (CDL) physicals are intended to discover if the driver has any mental, physical, and emotional problems that might impact the driver’s ability to securely operate a commercial vehicle. D.O.T. medical examiners are trained accurately to interpret the present regulations to prevent any drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. To get your D.O.T. physical (a.k.a. CDL physical), stop by our Stamford, CT clinic.


The DOT physical exam—which all commercial drivers need to take—can be referred to as the CDL physical exam. DOT physical exams are a requirement for those wanting to earn or renew their CDL (commercial driver’s license). When an individual is trying to fulfill that requirement, they will refer to the DOT physical as a “CDL physical.”

What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical / CDL Physical?

When you come to our Stamford, CT clinic to get your D.O.T. Physical (CDL physical) bring a valid driver’s license, any prescription lenses or contact lenses, hearing aids if needed, list of prescriptions, and medical history. Drivers are required to list if they have 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 ?


Drivers must pass with at least 20/40 in both eyes and be able to determine colors. (With or without corrective lenses)


You must be able to detect a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away. (With or without hearing aids during the test)

Blood Pressure/Pule Rate

This test determines if you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or another cardiovascular disorder. To pass, it must be below 160/100. (Medications are acceptable)


A urinalysis is required to uncover any kind of underlying medical conditions. It detects the early onset of ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney infection.

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?

The specialists at DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford, CT are here to ensure your vaccinations are up to date in preparation for your D.O.T. Physical. We provide these Vaccinations in our office:
  • 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 don’t pass certain portions of the D.O.T. Physical, like the vision, diabetes, hearing, or physical impairment, you could be eligible for a driver’s exemption.

Care When You Need It in Stamford

DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford 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.


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