In the past, any licensed physician could issue the DOT medical certificate, but since May 2014 certificates can only be issued by examiners that have completed mandatory training and have passed an examination to verify that they have thorough knowledge of medical requirements for CDL drivers. Our physicians are appropriately credentialed to issue DOT medical certificates for CDL license holders.
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure. DOT Physicals are required for all Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holders. The periodic DOT Physical examination is given to ensure that a driver is capable of safely operating a commercial vehicle.
If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate. Upon reaching the two-year mark, a CDL holder must undergo another DOT physical to be re-certified. Getting your DOT physical has never been easier.
We accept walk-ins, but recommend you schedule an appointment prior to your visit to reduce your wait time and ensure a DOT accredited physician is available. A DOT physical should not replace an annual wellness physical.
What to know before your visit
- Insurance is not accepted for physicals at Medical Arts Clinic, and payment is due at time of visit.
- Bring any required forms including the DOT Medical Examination Report with Driver Information.
- Our practitioners can only verify immunizations administered at our clinics or with appropriate documentation.