DOT Physicals for Commercial Truck Drivers in Conshohocken, PA
Commercial drivers with their commercial driver’s license (CDL) are required to undergo periodic physical examinations with standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in order to maintain their health certification. Without an in-date DOT physical, commercial drivers will be unable to operate commercial vehicles including trucks, buses, and other machinery across state lines or throughout your community. DOT physicals are fairly easy to perform and can be completed at AFC Urgent Care Conshohocken seven days a week. DOT physicals only require a single visit and must be performed before your current health certification or CDL expires.
What medical requirements are needed to pass a DOT Physical?
There are a series of federal and medical requirements needed to be met in order to pass a DOT physical. Requirements are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission (FMCSA) and include:
Hearing: patients must be able to hear a forced whisper from at least five feet away, with or without the use of hearing aids.
Vision: patients must have at least 20/40 vision in each eye with or without the use of corrective glasses or contact lenses and be able to differentiate the difference between the colors of traffic lights.Blood pressure: must be below 140/90 with or without the use of medication.
Chronic health requirements:able to control and/or manage chronic health conditions without leading to significant health issues or complications.
Medication:confirmed history of being able to control health conditions and issues without abuse of medications.
Depending on your circumstances, patients may be able to receive medical exemptions for certain requirements. Consult the FMCSA website and your physician for more information.
DOT Physicals in Conshohocken, PA
If you are in need of a DOT physical to update your health certification for your commercial drivers’ license, visit AFC Urgent Care Conshohocken. We will be able to perform your physical and provide results the same day. Our urgent care center works with businesses across Conshohocken and the surrounding communities to make sure physicals match the requirements of the business. For more information, call AFC Urgent Care Conshohocken today.