If you want to get your CDL, you’ll have to follow federal law and take the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. The exam is pretty straightforward and it’s given by a certified medical professional and it gives the DOT enough medical information about you to determine if you’re in good health, or if anything will medically inhibit your ability to drive a commercial vehicle. If you pass, you are cleared to have a CDL for up to two years and then you’ll have to re-take the exam.
We administer the DOT physical on a walk-in basis so you don’t need to make an appointment and wait for days or weeks to see your primary physician. Just walk in to your local Health Express, tell them you need a DOT exam and let our helpful and knowledgeable staff take it from there.
Fast First-Time DOT Physicals As Well As Re-Certifications
Taking the DOT examination is very straightforward. The basics of the physical include:
- Vision exam
- Testing for color-blindness
- Hearing test
- Blood pressure test
- Determining blood sugar level
The above is just a few of the basics the DOT physical covers. Our physician will work with you so that you know exactly what to expect during the examination.
Your DOT Physical Is As Easy As Walking In To Get Examined
If you drive commercial vehicles that weigh 10,000 lbs or more in Massachusetts, you have to have a valid DOT medical certificate with you. Similarly, those who transport 15 or more passengers and/or carry hazardous goods that require a placard are required to have a valid DOT medical certificate.
There’s no need to wait to get your DOT physical done. At Health Express, our schedule is designed to fit into your busy life. If you need to have a DOT physical done and you don’t want to wait for an appointment with your primary care doctor, visit Health Express in Weymouth, serving the Braintree, Milton and Quincy, MA area and let us take care of it for you.
Check in is easy and can be done online. We have several exam rooms, an X-Ray department, and an on-site lab so you will receive high quality medical care from an ER trained doctor that is both fast and convenient.