DOT
Physicals

$85 CDL Physical Exams

Affordable DOT physicals by our certified medical examiner in Somerville, MA. 

We accept walk-ins when open and same day appointments. Call to schedule your truck driver physical exam today.

Group appointments may be seen with special arrangements during business hours or after normal business hours. Inquire about having exams performed at your place of business.

Physical exams completed for CDL and non-CDL drivers. Medical Card provided on the same day. Mass CDL information entered into the RMV website. **We cannot perform exams for bus drivers.

DOT physicals are required for individuals who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that meet certain criteria. The frequency of DOT physical exams varies based on several factors, such as age and specific medical conditions.

Our certified medical examiner will conduct a thorough evaluation of your overall health, focusing on specific areas mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. This will include:

  • Medical History Review: The examiner will review your medical history, including any pre-existing conditions, surgeries, or medications that may impact your ability to safely perform your job as a commercial driver.
  • Vision and Hearing Testing
  • Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Measurement
  • Urinalysis: A urine sample will be collected and tested for various parameters, including the presence of drugs or alcohol. This test is crucial to ensure compliance with DOT regulations and maintain safety on the road.
  • Physical Examination
  • Respiratory Health Evaluation

Based on the results of the examination, our certified medical examiner will determine if you meet the DOT standards and issue your medical certification accordingly. They may also provide recommendations for ongoing medical care or follow-up evaluations if necessary.

How to Prepare for your CDL Physical

DOT physicals are important because they ensure the safety of both commercial drivers and the general public by assessing the physical and mental fitness of drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles. These examinations help identify any underlying medical conditions or impairments that may pose a risk while driving, thus promoting road safety.

Day of your dot exam

  1. Bring necessary medical documentation: If you have any medical conditions that require ongoing treatment or have undergone recent surgeries, it’s advisable to bring relevant medical records, clearance letters, or any supporting documentation to your appointment. This also includes eyewear (glasses, contacts).

  2. Be prepared for a urine sample: The DOT physical often includes a urine test to check for drug or alcohol use. Make sure you’re ready to provide a urine sample during your appointment.

  3. Take care of your health beforehand: In the days leading up to your appointment, ensure you get enough rest, maintain a balanced diet, and stay hydrated. Avoid excessive caffeine or stimulants, and if you have any specific health concerns, consult your healthcare provider for guidance.

We perform New and Re-Certification Examinations. Have any questions regarding your DOT Physical Exam? Call our office to speak to our certified medical examiner.