Pre-Employment Physical Examinations in Stratford, CT

Physical examinations are often not only necessary, but helpful through many stages of life. It keeps you updated on health condition, physical abilities, potential illnesses, and provides general awareness of your body. At DOCS Urgent Care, we understand the importance of such physical examinations and proudly serve the Stratford, CT area with professional care.

From appointments scheduled beforehand to walk-in appointments, we look to help all of our patients. We accept a wide variety of insurances, and if you have any questions about them, please feel free to call ahead of time. This can enable the waiting time and examination process to go by quicker and more efficiently.



200 E Main Street (Dock Plaza – Railside)
Stratford, CT 06614

(203) 923-2976

(203) 923-2977


Why is the Pre-Employment Physical Examination Necessary?

Before being given the final job position, applicants are often asked to provide information from a recent physical examination. This helps Stratford employers to be aware of any health conditions that could potentially influence their ability to work in the position. The tests performed at DOCS Urgent Care are specific and examine a variety of abilities.

The physical examinations at our Stratford clinic go beyond physical abilities and also deal with medication testing. Medication can have strong side effects on individuals, and people react differently to certain medication. Some may increase drowsiness, which can be dangerous when operating either heavy or meticulous machinery.

If the position being applied for is considered a “high stress occupation,” we also perform additional screenings to evaluate mental health. This is to ensure safety for both your employee, as well as the entire workplace. We further offer drug testing to optimize safety for your Stratford business.

Our Pre-Employment Physicals Include

  • Drug Testing
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Fit for duty Exams
  • Immunizations
  • DOT Physicals
  • Flu Clinic
  • Wellness Exams
  • Lab Testing
  • Physical Abilities Test (PATs)
  • Complete review of medical history
  • Pulmonary & respiratory function tests
  • Vision & hearing function tests
  • Strength tests
  • Medical documentation

Drug Testing

Prescriptions and medications can help certain individuals, but non prescribed drugs can put multiple people in harm’s way. That’s why DOCS Urgent Care offers professional drug testing, using a variety of methods to perform drug analysis. Different methods are used for effectiveness and timely results. These include blood testing, hair testing, mouth swabs, and urinalysis.

Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

We perform the Physical Abilities Test, or PAT, to check for various strength abilities among potential employees. Certain job positions have expectations, and this exam can help clarify this area. The test includes grip strength, carrying strength, pull strengths, and others.


DOCS Urgent Care wants to help protect as many people as possible within your Stratford workplace. We offer immunizations for employees and potential employees for a wide range of illnesses. These include, but are not limited to, varicella, influenza, and Hepatitis B.

How Often Do I Need to Test My Employees?

It is important to stay up to date on your health and physical condition. When you are looking to hire a new employee, the physical exam is usually done before the application process is finished. Individuals who hold a commercial drivers license, though, are expected to have an updated physical every two years.

With our board-certified physicians, DOCS Urgent Care is here to help your Stratford, CT company have a better understanding of employees’ health conditions. We make sure our physical examinations are comprehensive, and they can be customized to cover areas specific to your industry. We strive to help out as much as we can, and this includes offering extended hours on weekends and nighttime. Calling beforehand can make the process go a little quicker, but walk-in appointments are always welcome.

Care When You Need It in Stratford

The Stratford clinic for DOCS Urgent Care is proud to be a part of the bigger DOCS Urgent Care network. All of our clinics are led by professionally trained and board-certified physicians, looking to give you quality care at affordable and reasonable prices.