DOT Physical ExamsDOT Physical Exams

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires truck, van, bus or other commercial vehicle drivers to have a physical exam every two years to remain compliant, although some employers require their employees to be examined more frequently to adhere to individual policies. We provide convenient DOT-compliant physical examinations to help you meet DOT requirements – and keep your employees on the road.

NOTE:  Our providers are certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform DOT medical exams.

Medical Access works with both small and large companies to efficiently test and process DOT certification for drivers looking to obtain their CDL (Commercial Drivers License). If you are an employer that has many employees in need of scheduling a DOT physical exam, call Medical Access to discuss setting up an account for your DOT testing needs.

What to Expect during your DOT Physical:

  • We will check your height, weight, blood pressure, vision and hearing
  • One of our doctors will conduct a thorough physical exam to determine your physical ability to drive
  • You will be asked to give a urine specimen

If you are on medication for a chronic disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease or you have a new diagnosis, such as sleep apnea, you may need to bring a note from your regular family doctor stating that your condition is stable, that you are being evaluated on a regular basis, and that you are considered medically capable of driving a commercial vehicle.

We will return your paperwork and license to you at the time of your visit or mail it to your employer, whichever is applicable.

Things to Remember:

  • If you wear eyeglasses, please bring them with you
  • If you wear contacts, please wear them for the exam
  • You will need to bring a note from your doctor if you take medication for a chronic disease.  Please bring the names of your medicines or the bottles with you to the exam