DOT Physicals – $150 (not through insurance; cash/credit/debit).
Just walk in for a DOT physical performed by Dr. Kamath, a certified medical examiner.
Note to EMPLOYERS: For pre-employment & DOT physicals, we can bill monthly. Call (518) 867-8080, x4 for more info.
When presenting for a DOT physical, bring the following:
- Driver’s license
- Payment ($150, cash/credit/debit)
- If applicable, medication list
- If applicable, paperwork from treating provider (primary/specialist)
The Medical Examination Report Form (aka “long form”) is completed electronically, using CerteDrive software. There is no need to bring in the paper form.
Parking available for large trucks!
Medical Examiner’s Certificate
If certified, the driver will leave with a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (medical card) and long form. The medical examiner will determine whether the driver is certified or disqualified. If the driver is determined to be medically fit to drive, the medical examiner can certify the driver for a maximum of two years. Drivers who take oral medication for blood pressure and/or diabetes will typically receive a one-year card. Depending on the driver’s health, the medical examiner will determine the card’s expiration date.
DOT Physical Basics
There are a few main parts to the Commercial Driver Medical Examination Report:
- Driver Information (name, address, date of birth, driver license #, etc)
- Driver Health History (recent illness/injury, medications, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc)
- Vision Testing (20/40 or better in each eye, color blindness, peripheral vision)
- Hearing Testing (adequate hearing in at least one ear)
- Blood Pressure (140/90 or better)
- Urine Test (to check for protein, blood, sugar, and specific gravity; not a drug test!)
- Physical Exam (the driver will get into a gown, wearing only undergarments)
Special Cases (Insulin, Monocular Vision, Missing/Impaired Limb)
If otherwise medically fit, drivers who are on insulin and drivers who have acceptable vision in only one eye will have to apply to FMCSA for an exemption. Otherwise medically fit drivers who are either missing a limb or have an impaired limb will need to apply for a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate.