DOT Physicals Available at Our Allendale Urgent Care Facility
Under federal law, operators of commercial motor vehicles are required to undergo a physical examination every two years. Our FMCSA certified medical examiners at our Allendale location can administer physical exams and issue a certificate attesting that you are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
What to Expect During Your DOT Physical Examination
At our Allendale urgent care facility, we want to ensure you feel fully prepared for your DOT physical examination. Understanding the process can help you approach the exam with confidence. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect:
- Documentation Review: Our certified examiner will review your health history and medication list. It’s crucial to be honest and thorough during this step as it helps us provide the best care possible.
- Vision and Hearing Tests: These tests assess whether your vision and hearing meet the standards necessary for safe driving. If you wear glasses, contacts, or hearing aids, remember to bring them with you.
- Urinalysis: A routine urinalysis is performed as a part of the DOT physical to screen for underlying medical conditions like diabetes.
- Physical Examination: The examiner will conduct a general physical exam. This includes checking your blood pressure and heart rate, examining your eyes, ears, mouth, and throat, listening to your heart and lungs, assessing your reflexes, and checking for any abnormalities in your limbs or spine.
- Certification: If you pass all the sections of the exam, the medical examiner will issue a certificate that validates you are medically fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
Remember, our goal is to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. If you have any concerns or questions before, during, or after your DOT physical, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff.
We are conveniently open 7 days a week, so you can simply walk in for your DOT physical exam at our Allendale location whenever it suits your schedule.
In the event that a medical condition is identified during your examination, our experienced medical team is prepared to guide you through the next steps and provide the necessary follow-up care.
Best of all, you never need an appointment! You can simply walk into our Allendale location (49 W Allendale Ave, Suite #4 Allendale, NJ) to receive fast, efficient service.
Prior To Your DOT Physical Exam:
- Please bring your eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids with you to your appointment.
- Bring a list of your current medications along with their dosages and frequencies.
- Complete the Driver Information and Health History sections of the Medical Examination Report form prior to your visit to expedite the process.
- If you have a medical condition like diabetes, heart disease, etc., bring any relevant medical records or statements from your primary care doctor.
Conveniently open 7 days a week – just walk right into our Allendale location.
In addition to DOT physicals, our Allendale urgent care facility also provides a range of other medical services to meet your healthcare needs. We accept most insurance plans and offer affordable rates for uninsured patients. Our experienced staff is committed to delivering quality healthcare with your convenience in mind.