DOT Medical / Physical Exam for CDL/CMV in Atlanta
Swift Urgent Care provides GA Department of Transportation Medical Examination for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) / CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) certification.
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.
Our urgent care facility is a certified provider for DOT medical examinations & physicals. We accept Walk-ins and same-day appointments.
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
What is included in the DOT Medical Examination / Physical?
- Medical health history
- Physical examination
- Basic vision and hearing tests
- Urine test
Department of Transportation Requirements
According to DMV.com, passing the DOT physical will require:
- With or without vision corrections, each eye, as well as both eyes combined, need to have 20/40 vision.
- Must be capable of distinguishing colors found on traffic signals.
- Hearing should be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.
- Maximum allowable blood pressure is 160/100. Use of prescription medication to achieve this threshold is permitted.
- Cannot have diabetes that requires insulin injections; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
- The maximum level of blood sugar an applicant is allowed to have is 200.
- Use of schedule 1 drugs is strictly disallowed
- In case you are currently diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease such as congestive cardiac failure, collapse or cardiac insufficiency, then you will be required to provide the Medical Examiner with a stress test as well as with a note from your physician which states that you are able to drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions restrictions.
Frequently asked questions about medical requirements: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/Medical-Requirements
Insurance is not accepted for physicals, and payment is due at the time of visit.