The Department of Transportation requires a physical for commercial drivers in the state of Missouri. Any driver who owns or operates a commercial vehicle having a maximum gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 lbs must have a DOT physical performed by an approved physician. The AccuHealth Urgent Care team includes physicians who are approved to administer this examination.
The DOT physical is designed to verify that you're safely able to drive a commercial vehicle and that you don't have any medical problems that could cause problems for you or others while on the road.
The first part of a DOT physical is a check of your health history. You'll be asked about all of the following.
The health history is quite comprehensive and will include other questions as well. It's important that you answer these questions openly and honestly. Admitting to an illness or issue doesn't necessarily prevent you from passing your DOT physical. For example, if you have diabetes, it doesn't prevent you from obtaining a DOT commercial license, as long as diabetes can be controlled without injections.
The doctor will check all of the following.
The physicians at AccuHealth Urgent Care will conduct a urinalysis to evaluate blood sugar and protein levels. Alcohol and drug testing are usually done separately during the pre-employment process, so it may not be part of a DOT exam. Blood tests may be done during a DOT physical if they're needed. In some cases, physicians may complete an X-ray of the chest or of another area to investigate symptoms or to verify wellness during a DOT exam.
The results of your DOT examination are valid for up to 24 full months. Keep the results with you in your vehicle at all times.
We accept the majority of health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, insurance is not necessary, we offer affordable cash pay options. Please call our office if you have any questions.
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