Federal law requires anyone who applies for a CDL to pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination. The test determines your health and whether it will be a factor in a your ability to drive safely at present and in the near future. If you pass the exam, you are typically cleared for two years until you are required to have the DOT physical once again.
At Health Express we can get you in and out quickly for your DOT physical to speed the process of getting any license that requires the exam. No need to wait for your primary care physician to find time to see you. Come see us and be seen when you want to be seen.
New DOT Physical Certifications and Re-Certifications
The DOT physical examination is a fairly straightforward test. The basic requirements for passing a DOT physical exam include the examination of your:
- Vision in both eyes
- Ability to see in color
- Ability to perceive a forced whisper from 5 feet away
- Blood pressure (must be lower than 160/100 and may be controlled with prescription medication)
- Blood sugar level (must be less than 200)
These are only the basics of the DOT physical. The physician who examines you will talk with you to ensure you understand each portion of the test.
Get Examined Today As Part Of Your CDL License Process
Remember – drivers of commercial vehicles in Massachusetts over 10,000 lbs. are required to carry an approved DOT medical certificate. Drivers who transport 15+ passengers or who carry hazardous materials that need a placard, regardless of vehicle size, are also required to carry the certificate.
There is no need to wait to get your DOT physical. At Health Express, we do our best to make our schedule work with yours. If you need a DOT physical and want it done fast, effectively and affordably, then get to Health Express in Weymouth, serving the Hanover, Norwell and Marshfield area today and let us provide the service for you.
Check in is easy and can be done online. We have several exam rooms, an X-Ray department, and an on-site lab so you will receive high quality medical care from an ER trained doctor that is both fast and convenient.