DOT Physical Exam Questions and Answers
At Pine Knob Urgent Care, we offer comprehensive DOT testing and physical examinations for individuals and employers in Clarkston, MI. For more information, please call us or simply walk-in!
Pine Knob Urgent Care in Clarkston MI is your go-to clinic for DOT physical exams. We offer DOT physicals by certified DOT medical examiners, and we also offer drug and alcohol screening if needed. Please call us for an appointment with a DOT provider if you’d like a DOT physical with us, or keep reading to learn more about DOT physicals in Clarkston, MI.
When do you need a DOT physical?
You might need a DOT physical examination if you’re a commercial vehicle driver or if you’re training to become a commercial vehicle driver. The physical is necessary so you can obtain or renew a commercial driver’s license for your work.
The exam will make sure that you’re able to meet the physical requirements of your job. For example, the exam may test your ability to tolerate sitting for a long period of time. Other things will be tested too, such as your eyesight, hearing, and more.
What do they do in a DOT physical?
First of all, you’ll have to make sure you’re prepared for a DOT physical by bringing your glasses, contact lenses, and/or hearing aid, if applicable. This will help ensure accurate test results.
During a physical, the provider will most likely check your medical history for any issues with your respiration, lungs, liver, kidneys, or heart, and the provider will likely also perform a hearing test, an eye exam, and a urinalysis. Drug and alcohol screening can be provided if necessary.
Here at Pine Knob Urgent Care, our certified DOT physical exams include:
- A review of your medical history
- A comprehensive physical exam including hearing and vision testing
- A urinalysis
Also, after your exam, we’ll automatically send your exam results to the National DOT Registry on your behalf.
How long will my DOT physical be good for?
When you pass a DOT physical, you’ll receive a medical certificate that allows you to drive a commercial vehicle for up to two years. However, if you have a medical condition and it’s necessary for a professional to monitor the condition, you may get a certificate for under two years. After a certificate expires, you’ll have to get another DOT physical.
Will my insurance cover my DOT physical?
Some insurance companies may cover the cost of a DOT physical, and some employers may reimburse employees for the cost of a DOT physical. You can check with your insurance company or your employer, or you can contact us here at Pine Knob Urgent Care. We may be able to provide the information you need.
How can I get a DOT physical at Pine Knob Urgent Care in Clarkston, MI?
Please call us to make an appointment for a DOT physical with us. When you call us, we’ll book you in for a time when a DOT provider is staffing the facility here at our clinic.
A DOT physical with Pine Knob Urgent Care is only $95.00. And remember, coverage may be an option for you. If you’d like a DOT physical with us, then we’d like to hear from you. Contact our clinic today to book with us or to learn more about a DOT physical with us.
We serve patients from Clarkston MI, Waterford Twp MI, Oxford MI, Ortonville MI, Lake Orion MI, Pontiac MI, Springfield Township MI and Auburn Hills MI. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to serving you!