If you’re a commercial vehicle driver, transportation physicals are a necessary and important part of your job. But if you're honest about it, they're probably a little bit of a hassle, too. Every two years, you need to visit a doctor to get their stamp of approval so you can get back to work.
AFC handles countless DOT physicals every year, and we know how to get them done efficiently so you can get the necessary paperwork submitted on time. Best of all, you don’t even need an appointment – just stop right in whenever it’s time for your next exam.
What Do We Look for During Transportation Physicals?
A few of the things that we'll look at during your physical include:
Your vision and hearing
A test of your urine to screen for any undiagnosed problems
Your physical health, e.g., weight, lung health, blood pressure, balance, and so forth
If your employer requires a drug or alcohol screening, we can get that taken care of as well. Along those lines, we can make sure you’re up-to-date on your vaccines, keeping you safer while you’re on the road.
FAQs About Getting a DOT Physical at AFC
How long will the exam take?
AFC offers some of the lowest wait times around, with many patients getting in to see a provider in less than 15 minutes. Your exam will probably take around a half-hour.
What happens if my physical reveals I have a medical problem?
We’ll complete your paperwork as required, but if it’s something we can help with, we might be able to provide you with treatment on the spot. With in-house labs at many locations, you could be on your way without the need for a second visit.
What if I’m on my route and can’t visit my local AFC?
You can stop into any AFC, any time. Check out our list of locations to find the one nearest you.