Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exam
Our DOT Physicals
(407) 717- 4400
7491 Conroy Windermere Road, Orlando
DOT physical exams / CDL medical exams performed by DOT Medical Examiners aim to detect mental, emotional and physical issues that may inhibit a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. As of May 21, 2014, only US DOT certified medical examiners can give you a Certified Driver’s License (CDL) card.
What Our DOT Physicals Include
Our low price of just $100 includes a vision, hearing, urine test, and a $10 federal reporting charge; Also, included in price , for those who need to pass physical exam, are ECG, Spirometer, Sugar Finger Test. In addition, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations have made it more difficult to get a CDL Card or renew a CDL license; Don’t let your CDL expire!
DOT Physical Exam Requirements
The DOT physical exam should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. DOT Medical examiners look at your current and future health for as long as your card is valid. They also ensure that nothing in your medical history will impact the way you perform your duties. Doctors don’t want to fail you during your DOT physical, only to keep you safe while you’re on the road for long hours.
DOT medical examiner is looking for early signs of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney infections. Commercial Drivers will also need to complete a vision test for acuity and color vision. You are allowed to use your glasses for this test, so don’t forget to bring them with you on the day of your DOT physical exam. Our providers will test your hearing. They will also check your heart, especially if you have a history of heart trouble.
The DOT medical examiner will determine your level of fitness on the same day as your DOT physical exam. If you pass the required standards, you will leave your appointment with your DOT medical card. It is valid for two years. After that, you’ll be required to stay up to date with your DOT physical schedule. Between tests, do what you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This will ensure that nothing interferes with your DOT certification next time. If you have any questions about how to attain health standards, feel free to ask your DOT medical examiner questions.
What If You Don’t Pass?
If you don’t pass your DOT physical, you have options.
Hopefully, with the help of our DOT medical examiner, you will identify a solution and get back on the road as quickly as possible. In some cases, the DOT medical examiner will issue a short-term DOT medical card. This gives you time to fix the issue that caused the restriction during your DOT physical. The rules on these short-term DOT medical cards are strict. If you don’t address the issue, you might not qualify for a two-year DOT medical card.
What to bring to DOT physical
1. Your driver license
2. List of all medications you are taking
3. Download, print and fill out blue portion of
What should I do with medical certification card
Florida requires that you provide information about your medical certificate with a state-licensed driver. This can be done by going to the SMV office or online at the link below within 15 days after receiving your certificate. You can upload your new medical certificate electronically here and avoid long lines at your local Florida office.