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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

Fees

Insurance is not accepted for physicals, and payment is due at the time of visit.

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