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31450 Ford Rd, Garden City, MI 4813531450 Ford Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.68(448 reviews)
1st Choice Urgent Care, Garden City - 31450 Ford Rd
Efficient, quick, and friendly! Online check in process was easy.

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31451 Cherry Hill Rd, Westland, MI 4818631451 Cherry Hill Rd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.88(43 reviews)
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Prognify Urgent Care , Westland - 31451 Cherry Hill Rd
The best urgent care ever from the front desk to the doctor it was very nice to see people care

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25350 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 4812725350 W Warren St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.56(9 reviews)
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The Family Doc, Clinic & Urgent Care - 25350 W Warren St
The staff is compassionate, they treat every patient with sense of urgency and high level of care. They do everything to make the patient feel heard and respected.

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24950 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 4812724950 W Warren St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.76(68 reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Dearborn Heights - 24950 W Warren St
Sarah and Sohail were excellent. Sarah took various tests to determine what was the best treatment for me. I had a cold with Strep throat. I was suffering tremendously with congestion, coughing, along with losing my voice. As soon as she began treatment I felt a world of difference along with the injection that Sohail gave me. Highly recommend this urgent care. Very clean, very friendly. There was no wait time at all, and I made the appointment along with paper work on time.

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11502 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 4815011502 Middlebelt Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.34(967 reviews)
1st Choice Urgent Care, Livonia - 11502 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia
Great staff. Very helpful and understanding. Even made me smile a few times. 10x10 would recommend.

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23455 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI 4812423455 Michigan Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.71(1.1k reviews)
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Dearborn West  - 23455 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights
This was my first time going to this location. I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend it to others.

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10155 Telegraph Rd, Taylor, MI 4818010155 Telegraph Rd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
  • SunUnknown
4.59(245 reviews)
1st Choice Urgent Care, Taylor - 10155 Telegraph Rd
Doctor was great Understood my issues Explained everything I’m very happy with the cost I’ll return

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19335 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 4822319335 Grand River Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.85(13 reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Detroit - 19335 Grand River Ave
everyone was so nice and welcoming , i enjoyed my visit

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37595 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 4815237595 W Seven Mile Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.76(4.5k reviews)
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Michigan Urgent Care, Livonia - 37595 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia
Had a great experience. Very courteous service,very plesant workers, will always use this facility.

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13244 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 4812613244 W Warren Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.91(1.3k reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Dearborn - 13244 W Warren Ave
Thanks Doctor 👨‍⚕️ you the best ❣️ thanks to the employees as well. I choose W. Warren urgent care? Any day over all

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44237 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 4818844237 Michigan Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.82(3k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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MI Express Urgent Care, Canton - 44237 Michigan Ave, Canton
Fast and friendly always take me concerns seriously and easy booking

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12841 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 4812612841 Ford Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.63(742 reviews)
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Dearborn East - 12841 Ford Rd
I brought my son in for his asthma. We were only there for a brief time but as soon as we walked in the door, everyone was EXTREMELY helpful and attentive. The young lady at the front desk heard my son’s breathing and immediately came around to get his O2 saturations. We only waited a few minutes before we were called back and within 5 min he was seen by the PA who quickly recommended we head to the ER and gave her honest recommendation of where we needed to go. Then before leaving another young lady gave by son a bunch of suckers :) The staff was so kind and caring and we truly appreciated their care and concern. I would highly recommend this urgent care facility.

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1770 Fort St, Lincoln Park, MI 481461770 Fort St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.32(25 reviews)
Get Well Urgent Care, Lincoln Park - 1770 Fort St
Very pleased with the facility and staff

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20202 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI 4818020202 Eureka Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.87(71 reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Taylor - 20202 Eureka Rd
Very quick process was in and out. Super friendly staff.

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23832 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 4807523832 Southfield Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Southfield - 23832 Southfield Rd, Southfield

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15830 Fort St, Southgate, MI 4819515830 Fort St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.75(63 reviews)
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Get Well Urgent Care, Southgate - 15830 Fort St
My NP was very caring and explained everything she ordered and why, very thorough. The staff is extremely friendly and my nurse was awesome! I really like the check in online, makes things go faster!

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21057 Waltz Rd, Huron Charter Township, MI 4816421057 Waltz Rd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:45 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.96(24 reviews)
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MedPro Primary, New Boston - 21057 Waltz Rd

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24661 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park, MI 4823724661 Coolidge Hwy
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.66(9k reviews)
Get Well Urgent Care , Oak Park - 24661 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park
Everyone was friendly and polite. Wait time was very brief and the care provider was kind and provided great additional advice beyond the diagnosis and treatment plan to include common issues and care plans of which to be mindful.

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641 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220641 W Nine Mile Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.57(2.6k reviews)
Michigan Urgent Care, Ferndale - 641 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale
Excellent experience with my Doctor.

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29628 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 4807629628 Southfield Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.72(744 reviews)
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Southfield - 29628 Southfield Rd, Southfield
Excellent staff! I had to get a COVID test and they were great! I actually saw a doctor and nurse, both of whom were kind and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!

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Recent DOT Exam Reviews (20)

It is not my regular doctor's office. But they recommended these folks from my DOT physical. The staff was fantastic, and very professional. I usually do not like doctors offices, but I was very comfortable here. And the doctor that saw me had a fantastic sense of humor, that made the visit even more pleasurable. I definitely recommend this place for anybody who needs to see a doctor, and I would definitely visit here again.

- Verified patient on 3/20

Fastest turnaround time for getting a DOT physical in quite a while. Staff was friendly but a mix up with my company required me to pay them and get reimbursed later, and didn’t need to fill out all the paperwork given at sign-in. They don’t need my SSN.

- Verified patient on 3/7

I have been to Clinic a few times for my DOT physical everything has been great

- Verified patient on 9/9

The front desk lady was very welcoming and informative about the wait time and tried her best to see me in this busy time. The nurse and doctor were amazing i didn't feel rushed whatsoever and took the time with me for my dot physical. i will always come to Hixson office for all my urgent services. You guys are the best! Thank you for all you do!

- Verified patient on 7/25

I came in on 1/15/20 for a DOT Physical, the staff was extremely helpful and courteous. This is my third time at this particular clinic, and each time I am impressed with the care I receive. My wife also comes here for all her medical care.

- Verified patient on 1/16

Had a DOT physical. Price was cheaper than anywhere else I called and I was able to walk in without an appointment. I didn’t have to wait long at all to be seen. Everyone was super nice. I will come here for medical services from now on.

- Verified patient on 7/6

As a bus driver I get a DOT physical every year and have been to many different locations to do so. This was my first time going to the McKinney PrimaCare and I can definitely say that this staff at this location is far and above the very best I’ve ever been to. Every person I interacted with was welcoming, warm, and friendly. This is especially important for me because I am terrified to go to the doctor and not much terrifies me ;-) I will use this location again. Can’t say enough about this competent and caring staff!!!!!!

- Verified patient on 10/3

I was very happy with the way I was treated from the time I arrived until I left. I received professional care and courtesy. I would recommend Franklin Park urgent Care to anyone in need of medical attention or a DOT physical. Thank you! Walter H.

- Verified patient on 12/5

My expierence today was excellent. It was my first dot physical and I was having trouble getting my bp down to pass. There was a red headed nurse that took the time to make me comfortable enough and relaxed enough to achieve an acceptable number . Forgive me for not knowing her name, but she brought me a bottle of water and allowed me to occupy a room long enough for her to get a manual measurement that was acceptable. She made the difference today! Thank you

- Verified patient on 3/4

When I entered the front doors the staff instructed me on how to check in from a safe distance and everything else was very easy to understand and self-explanatory. I then sat in the waiting room and before I knew it, they called me to the back and everything went very quickly, quicker than I thought it would. I was very pleased. The whole process worked very quickly and very professionally. It was a much more pleasant experience than the last clinic that our company used for DOT physicals.

- Verified patient on 12/2

Wait little long only because COVID exposed myself to COVID for a dot physical not their fault government should stop physical and drug test during pandemic truckers get exposed and spread all over USA staff awesome and slammed they did say COVID patients on other side building but front door walk ins that don’t call first with COVID seems be some exposure there

- Verified patient on 9/2

Blood pressure was to high to pass DOT physical. I am going to see PCP to get b/p under control. I retired 8-8-20 I did not really need a DOT physical anyway. Can I get refund on payment. Thanks Jerry Deering ***

- Verified patient on 3/23

I had to get my DOT Physical. When I walked in I was immediately greeted by the friendly lady up front that helped me complete my paperwork. My wait was minimal. Everyone in the back was also very friendly and professional. I told my supervisor at work and he is going to start sending everyone there. What a Great experience and I will definitely recommend. Thank You, Tim @ Blossman Gas!

- Verified patient on 2/25

Everyone was super friendly and I felt like I knew everyone for years. They were really sweet and easy going. Just had a DOT physical. They were on it and I told them about how professional they were and have referred several people since today. 👍

- Verified patient on 9/13

Best place in town for physicals. Brought my daughter for a sports physical which cost the same as w/our copay but without the week’s wat for the pediatrician- and my partner got his DOT physical here last week and it was less than what his insurance charges. Staff are friendly and efficient. I’ll be taking my kids here for physicals every year.

- Verified patient on 8/11

I can not express enough how my treatment was today. I showed up to get my DOT physical exam. I was greeted with a pleasant smile and a detailed description of the paperwork I had to fill out. I had a request to use the restroom early for the urinalysis test because of water intake and driving time.. I was immediately granted permission. This was an awesome experience with smiles and a few laughs the staff is wonderful. And Advanced practice nurse RAGONE was absolutely a pleasant treat to go through this . She makes you feel completely comfortable and is very thorough with the medical questions. I felt so at ease and will definitely be coming back because of her in the future to renew my DOT card. Thank you all for your great service and all you've done through this madness. With all my respect RM. 1-16-21

- Verified patient on 1/16

I was there for a Dot physical and everything went great and Shelby 's bedside manner was over the top her attitude and personality was very professional and made the usually dreaded visit stress free thanks to all you guys were great .

- Verified patient on 2/4

Great experience getting my DOT physical. I just wish the other Immediate care centers would have sent me to the occupational one first off instead of guessing which clinic had a DOT doctor. A bit of wasted time making appointments at the wrong clinic.

- Verified patient on 2/14

I was in and out in about 30 min., I went for my DOT physical everyone was very nice, was very clean place.

- Verified patient on 6/15

Received a DOT physical! Staff and experience were great.....only concern was it’s the Covid pandemic! I should have not been made to wait 1 1/2 hours for a physical! I would assume if there was a pandemic your goal would be to get the healthy out in a timely fashion and not wait and exposure to the virus!

- Verified patient on 1/1

DOT Exams in Garden City, MI

If you work in the transportation industry, you're probably familiar with the concept of a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Professional drivers must undergo this type of medical check in order to maintain their license. Finding a DOT physical provider, on the other hand, might be difficult, especially if you're in a hurry. We've simplified the DOT exam search at Solv.

How Solv makes getting your DOT exam simple and convenient

It can be stressful when your DOT certification is about to expire. You can, however, arrange an appointment with a top-rated local DOT examination provider using Solv's simple DOT exam locator tool. This simple and convenient search tool can assist you in locating the specific evaluation you require to maintain your professional standing.

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A DOT physical exam is a thorough examination of your current health to ensure that you are fit to drive a commercial vehicle safely (CMV). Professional DOT physicals can help you and other drivers stay safe while on the road. To operate a commercial motor vehicle safely, everyone with a commercial driver's license (CDL) must meet certain health standards, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A specially certified medical examiner must undertake this DOT physical, often known as a CDL physical or CDL exam.

Specific areas of your health will be assessed during a DOT physical to ensure that you can safely and successfully operate a motor vehicle. The DOT health evaluation comprises the following, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP):

  • A physical examination will be performed, which will include a test of your gripping ability, cognitive state, and mobility. A DOT examiner will confirm that you have a prosthetic device that meets federal regulations if you have an amputation.
  • A review of your medical history, including whether you have insulin-dependent diabetes, heart problems, breathing problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy, rheumatic conditions, arthritis, orthopedic conditions that can impair your ability to drive, or psychiatric conditions.
  • With or without corrective lenses, a vision test to ensure that you are inside a specific, predetermined range for visual acuity, color perception, and peripheral vision.
  • A hearing test, with or without a hearing equipment, to ensure that you can hear particular decibel levels within a certain range.
  • A urine test to see how well your kidneys are working. Your urine may also be tested for drugs, depending on your exam and medical history.
  • A medical examination to determine whether or not you are abusing alcohol.

Unless a condition is found on the exam that requires recertification sooner, your DOT certification is normally valid for 24 months after you earn it. If you fail the exam due to a medical condition, you may be allowed to ask for an exemption, according to the FMCSA. A second opinion may also be available to you.

DOT Exam FAQs

  • Where can I get a DOT exam in Garden City?

    In general, DOT exams will be available at Garden City-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices, and some chiropractic offices. Just be cautious of who you schedule yours with as online DOT certified providers are able to perform a DOT exam. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you get a physical and get on the road as quickly and easily as possible

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a DOT exam in Garden City?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Garden City-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a DOT physical as soon as today.

  • How can I book a DOT physical in Garden City?

    If you are looking for a DOT physical in Garden City, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Garden City-area providers, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “DOT physical exam” as your reason for visit.

  • How do I find top-rated, certified DOT exam providers?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Garden City-area physicians centers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a DOT physical provider, see what previous patients think, and book a physical with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a DOT exam?

    Drivers operating commercial vehicles across state lines must get a DOT physical if their vehicle weighs more than five tons, is designed to carry 9-15 passengers for compensation, is designed to carry 16+ passengers, or if they are transporting hazardous materials. Drivers must receive a DOT physical every 24 months or as determined by a doctor. The rules for drivers who stay within one state will vary. Check to see if Michigan requires a DOT physical for intrastate driving before booking an appointment.

  • What is a DOT physical?

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a DOT physical is a medical examination that helps make sure you are medically safe to operate a certified motor vehicle. Because certified motor vehicles generally are larger and more difficult to operate than passenger cars, their professional drivers are held to higher standards to keep everyone on the road as safe as possible.

  • How long is a DOT physical good for?

    According to the FMCSA, DOT physicals are typically valid for 24 months. However, if a condition has been identified on your last exam that requires an earlier re-examination time, you may need to be reassessed sooner. For example, according to the AAFP, people who take blood pressure medication must be recertified annually to maintain their standing with the DOT.

  • What can disqualify you from a DOT physical?

    According to the FMCSA, the following conditions can disqualify you from a DOT physical: hearing loss, vision loss, epilepsy (seizure disorder), or insulin use. Some prescription medications may also be disqualifying, especially if they are sedating or habit-forming, according to the FMCSA.

  • What happens if you fail DOT physical?

    If you fail a DOT physical because of a certain medical condition, you can apply for a medical waiver or an exemption, according to the FMCSA. This may be granted if you can prove that you can still operate a motor vehicle safely, despite the condition. You are also allowed to get a second opinion, according to the eCFR (Code of Federal Regulations).

  • Does a DOT physical check for drugs?

    No, the typical DOT physical does not test for drugs. However, professional drivers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing, according to the FMCSA. Also, if your DOT physical is part of a pre-employment process, then your urine will likely be checked for drugs, according to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification (December 16, 2019)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/dot-medical-exam-and-commercial-motor-vehicle-certification
  2. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Medical Examination: Practical Issues (April 15, 2010)
    https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p975.html
  3. What Medical Conditions Disqualify a Commercial Bus or Truck Driver (April 2, 2014)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-medical-conditions-disqualify-commercial-bus-or-truck-driver
  4. Who Can Give a Waiver or Exemption? (April 1, 2014)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/who-can-give-waiver-or-exemption
  5. Code of Federal Regulations (October, 29, 2021)
    https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-49/subtitle-B/chapter-III/subchapter-B/part-391/subpart-E
  6. Medical Examination Report Form (November, 2021)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2021-11/MER%20Form%20MCSA-5875.pdf
  7. What Medications Disqualify a CMV Driver? (September 18, 2017)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-medications-disqualify-cmv-driver

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