Are you a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver in need of a DOT physical?
Whether you’re a new driver, or simply need to renew your medical examiner’s certificate, Maine Urgent Care can get you in for a quick DOT physical, and out on the road!
We have licensed medical examiners on staff to perform the required physical examination and ensure you’re prepared to safely drive a commercial vehicle. If you pass the physical exam, your medical certificate is valid for up to 24 months. All commercial drivers must carry a valid DOT card to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Our providers have a thorough understanding of the DOT rules and regulations, and want to help put you in the driver’s seat. DOT physicals are designed to detect any physical, emotional, or mental health issues that may affect your ability to drive safely. We work with you to identify risks and prepare you for the road.
The DOT Physical Process
Come prepared for your DOT physical visit. If you wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or a hearing aid, make sure to bring them along. In addition, have a list of any medications you take, as well as the contact information for the doctor who prescribed them. You can also download and complete the Driver sections of the Medical Examination Report form. Remember to sign and date the form.
A certified examiner from Maine Urgent Care will review your medical history and perform a physical exam. In order to obtain a DOT medical certificate, you will need to meet several health requirements, including:
- Unimpaired vision and hearing
- A negative drug test
- Healthy blood sugar levels
- Regular blood pressure and pulse
The provider may also check your current alcohol level.
The examiner will determine if you can perform the demanding job of a CMV driver. He or she will then fill out the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination form, along with all supporting documents. If you pass the DOT physical, we issue your Medical Examiner’s Certificate on the spot!