DOT Physical Exam
The DOT Physical exam stands for Department of Transportation Physical Examination. The exam includes a questionnaire and the DOT Physical Exam.
The exam typically takes about an hour, and once complete, you should receive a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), showing that you’ve passed the DOT exam.
Failing the test doesn't mean you can't obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Still, you may need to apply for a Federal Motor Carrier Saftey Administration (FMCSA) Driver exemption.
You can schedule your DOT Exam now by giving Sunshine Urgent Care a call at (863) 777-2740.
What does the DOT Physical Exam Cost?
The DOT exam is typically covered by insurance, and prices vary depending on your insurance provider. Uninsured patients can still take the DOT Exam, but will generally pay more than uninsured patients.
You can check prices when calling to schedule your exam.
DOT Exam Locations
Not all medical offices can provide the DOT exam. A DOT exam requires a licensed state Medical Examiner by the FMCSA.
DOT Physical Exam in Lakeland Florida
DOT Physical Exam Form
Before you head into the examination, you’ll need to gather a few materials, and follow a few steps:
- Keep taking any prescription medications you’re currently taking
- Don’t go to the bathroom beforehand, as you’ll also be administered a urine test
- If possible, wear loose clothes to make it easier for the examiner to test you properly
If you have insulin-treated diabetes, then you’ll need an additional form to fill out ahead of time, called MCSA-5870. Sunshine Urgent Care can help you arrange the paperwork. Still, you'll need it before your examination, or you may be disqualified during the test.
There are still a few items that you’ll need to bring with you for your examination.
Your DOT Exam Checklist:
- A valid Driver’s License ID
- Your current list of prescribed medications
- And the name and contact information of the doctor that prescribed them
- A working hearing aid, if applicable
- A working pair of contacts or glasses, if applicable
You may need a Medical Release Opinion Letter from your Primary Care Doctor. This form regards ongoing conditions or injuries being treated by your primary doctor or specialist that may otherwise disqualify you from the examination.
How Long Does My DOT Certification Last For?
Once you have your DOT certification, it will last for up to 2 years, depending on whether you passed the exam without a Medical Exemption Form or not. Otherwise, a DOT exam may last for a limited time, usually three months to one year.
Schedule My DOT Physical Examination
When you’re ready to take your DOT exam for your Commercial Driver’s License, you can call Sunshine Urgent Care at (863) 777-2740 to schedule your exam today.