DOT Physicals in Waterbury (Frost Road), CT – Only $75
DOCS Urgent Care in Waterbury, CT give businesses comprehensive DOT/CDL physicals for each of your drivers. Self-employed commercial drivers are also welcome to visit our walk-in clinic to get their physical. At our Waterbury, CT clinic, we take walk-in patients on a daily basis.
Our crew is comprised of expertly-trained medical professionals. We consistently provide outstanding care at affordable prices. We accept most health insurances. All D.O.T./C.D.L. physicals completed at DOCS Urgent Care in Waterbury, CT are performed by Board Certified, NRCME-certified clinicians.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – WATERBURY
506 Frost Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-1PM
What to Know About DOT Physicals
What is a DOT (department of transportation) Physical?
Our Waterbury, CT walk-in clinic can give you the necessary DOT physical in our facility. A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is essential for all commercial drivers to renew every two years. It assesses the mental and physical capacities of each driver to conclude if they are medically healthy enough to drive a commercial vehicle. DOT physicals are overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and decide if a driver is in stable health. The DOT physical is the same test as the CDL (commercial driver’s license) physical exam.
D.O.T. physicals are designed to figure out if the driver has any standing physical, mental, and emotional problems that might negatively impact the person’s ability to reliably operate a commercial vehicle. D.O.T./C.D.L. examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations in order to prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. For more details, or to get your D.O.T (C.D.L.) physical, come by our Waterbury, CT walk-in clinic.
ARE CDL PHYSICALS THE SAME AS DOT PHYSICALS?
What do i need to bring to the DOT Physical?
The DOT physical exam is also referred to as the CDL physical exam for various reasons. Some drivers only require the Medical Examiner’s (ME) Certificate that the DOT will grant them. Although the CDL and the DOT physical exam are the same, not all drivers that require a DOT exam will require a CDL. Regardless of the reason you need to take a DOT/CDL physical, we’ve got you covered.
- 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 must have at least 20/40 in both eyes with or without corrected lenses and be able to determine colors.
You need to be able to hear a “forced whisper” at less than five feet away. (With or without hearing aids)
Blood Pressure/Pule Rate
This is taken to find out if you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats or other cardiovascular disorder. It needs to be under 160/100. (Medications are acceptable)
You’re required to take a urinalysis to find any underlying medical conditions. It detects the early onset conditions 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?
When you’re in need of an update on your vaccinations in preparation for your D.O.T. Physical, stop by to see the professionals in Waterbury, CT. Here’s a list of Vaccinations we offer 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/cdl physical?
If you don’t pass the D.O.T./C.D.L. Physical, for some sections like the hearing or vision, you could be eligible for a driver’s exemption.
Care When You Need It in Waterbury
DOCS Urgent Care of Waterbury 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.