Department of Transportation (DOT) and commercial driver’s license (CDL) physicals are a crucial part of getting on the road, so North Star Clinic makes it easy to schedule your physicals in the Port Townsend, Washington, area. Dedicated medical provider James Blair III, PA-C, provides DOT and CDL physicals conveniently in the comfort of the practice, so book your appointment online or call the office today.
The Department requires a DOT physical of Transportation. There are several reasons you could need a DOT physical, including:
The most common of these reasons is operating a commercial vehicle, but many people who have DOT exams operate much smaller van-sized vehicles.
One of the main requirements for obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a DOT physical. So, everyone who seeks a CDL needs a DOT physical, but not everyone who needs a DOT physical seeks a CDL.
DOT physicals check several aspects of your general health, including:
The exam essentially covers everything that could come into play when you’re operating a motor vehicle, so it’s a comprehensive exam. In addition to all the health checkups, you’ll have a urinalysis to check for problems like high blood sugar. You may need vaccinations if you’re not up to date.
Bring a form of identification, like your Driver’s License. Bring a complete list of all medications and past medications to your exam. If you wear a hearing aid, glasses, or contact lenses, bring them with you as well.
If North Star Clinic isn’t your primary care provider, you may want to request that your provider forward any pertinent medical history to the office ahead of your exam.
DOT and CDL physical results are valid for a maximum of 24 months. If you have medical problems that require monitoring, you may need follow-up exams more frequently.
North Star Clinic is here to guide you through a successful DOT and CDL exam, so reach out by phone, or call the office to schedule your physical exam now. You can also schedule an appointment online via the website.