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4100 Park Ave, Weehawken, NJ 070864100 Park Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.84(2.3k reviews)
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PromptMD, Weehawken Urgent Care - 4100 Park Ave
I had an itchy eye on Wednesday and woke up Thursday with my eye red and seeping. I was a walk-in and two people were before me, both done quickly. Front desk admin was helpful, the app for check-in didn’t work and the PA said my eye was infected and called in a prescription to my pharmacy. Day three of meds my eye is still itchy, red and hurts but less than before. Waiting to see if I will be fully recovered soon.

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609 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030609 Washington St
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.88(273 reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Hoboken - 609 Washington St
It was very amazing experience, everyone was nice and did amazing job, the wait room was and doctors room was clean and spacious good energy all around.

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217-14 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11413217-14 Merrick Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.66(537 reviews)
Rapid MD Urgent Care, Queens - 217-14 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica
Institution states they will not take an insurance payment for any type of "physical exam" even if your insurance will pay for it they force you to pay out of pocket. Let you schedule the appointment just to inform you once you've arrived for your appointment and not before hand. This procedure needs to be evaluated and changed. I would recommend so far for any other service.

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7405 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ 070477405 Bergenline Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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4.79(17k reviews)
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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, North Bergen - 7405 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen
fast service! They were very attentive and friendly! recommended!!💯✅☑️

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309 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030309 1st St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.82(5.9k reviews)
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PromptMD, Hoboken Urgent Care - 309 1st St, Hoboken
Did wrong diagnosis. Staff who conducted Quick test said that strep throat test is positive and antibiotics should be started . On our request , same time culture test was also taken whose results showed negative result for strep throat.  Because of wrong diagnosis, antibiotics was taken for 2 days

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596 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010596 Anderson Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.82(14k reviews)
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AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care, Cliffside Park - 596 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park
Very responsive, short wait time. Also, answered phone, quickly.

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201 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302201 Marin Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.82(5.1k reviews)
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PromptMD, Jersey City Urgent Care - 201 Marin Blvd
Most pleasant and fast experience in the ER. Staff is nice & knowledgeable. Glad I found this place

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2059 Hudson St, Fort Lee, NJ 070242059 Hudson St
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 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.9(465 reviews)
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PromptMD, Fort Lee Urgent Care - 2059 Hudson St
Amazing staff. Amazing doctor.  Thank you so much for making my experience at your facility stress free.

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4008 Boston Rd, Bronx, NY 104754008 Boston 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
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.83(384 reviews)
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Rapid MD Urgent Care, Bronx - 4008 Boston Rd
Well, to be honest I was a bit disappointed. I went online to search for a "podiatrist" for a same day, or next day appointment. Using my zip code, I searched for locations in which to see a podiatrist the same day...... Your location, which is just within three or four blocks from my home, came up. Bottom line is, I anticipated, and expected to see a board certified podiatrist... A doctor who "specializes in foot care!"

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20 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus, NJ 0709420 Meadowlands Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.81(86 reviews)
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Agile Urgent Care, Secaucus - 20 Meadowlands Pkwy
Great place the staff is so pleasant and helpful they explained everything that was wrong from start to end thanks so much .The wait time was only a few minutes check in process was very easy.The doctor on staff went above and beyond. I drove 20 min just to go there because they treat everyone like family

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300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631300 Grand Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.84(766 reviews)
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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, Englewood - 300 Grand Ave
Went for an infection. The staff was friendly, they listened carefully and got me in and out. Just paid my regular co-pay.

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1000 Railroad Ave, Woodmere, NY 115981000 Railroad Ave
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.63(128 reviews)
Prime MD Urgent Care, Woodmere - 1000 Railroad Ave
Very quick process and very friendly.

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75 Summit Ave, Hackensack, NJ 0760175 Summit Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.6(15 reviews)
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Doctors Place Urgent Care, Hackensack - 75 Summit Ave
Dr. Gabriel is great- wonderful patient education, bed-side manner, and medical knowledge. 10/10 experience!

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184 Essex St, Lodi, NJ 07644184 Essex St
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
4.66(4.7k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Lodi - 184 Essex St, Lodi
Excelent and fast service, love it. Thank you so much

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19 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 0762119 S Washington Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.82(24k reviews)
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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, Bergenfield - 19 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield
Urgently Care has made me consider making it my personal physician center. My doctors are in NY but for the past few years Urgent Care continues to deliver quality professional clean and Happy Staff. I am considering switching over because of the variety and quality service provided by the ENTIRE TEAM. Thanks again for helping me feel better walking out the door then how I felt going in. Debbie Morales

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61 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 0760761 W Pleasant Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
4.79(330 reviews)
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Everyday Urgent Care, Maywood - 61 W Pleasant Ave
it was a great experience to visit Maywood urgent care Doctor and staff excellent

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135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003135 Bloomfield Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.65(5.8k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Bloomfield - 135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
Woke up and booked an appointment online with ease. Staff checked me in was quickly making necessary changes and no wait. I sat in the waiting room for less than 5 minutes. My wait time was waiting on test results. The staff moved quickly when the results came back I could hear the timer and reading of the results. The doctor was professional.

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220 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003220 Bloomfield Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.99(1.5k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Bloomfield - 220 Bloomfield Ave
Friendly people, good service and great help!

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322 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003322 Glenwood Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.71(344 reviews)
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Levelup Md Urgent Care, Bloomfield - 322 Glenwood Ave
Returning from a drive from Florida, with a raging sore throat. Easy scheduling an appointment for the next morning. I was seen within a few minutes, test for flu, strep and Covid, came up positive for Covid. We quickly arranged for medication prescription and off I went. Dr. Santana was perfectly professional and attentive. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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521 Livingston St, Norwood, NJ 07648521 Livingston St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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4.86(3.2k reviews)
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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, Norwood - 521 Livingston St
Came back from being on a trip and had a sore throat and headache. Got an appointment right away, and staff was very friendly and informative. I will continue going there as I feel I’m getting the best care. Thank you!!

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Recent DOT Exam Reviews (20)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

As a a walk-in, they did my dot physical for me. Thank You all very much. I need this done every year in order to drive for my employer and the Fire Dept. Thank You🚒

- Verified patient on 2/3

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

Fast and extremely pleasant. Will b visiting again next week for a Dot physical.

- Verified patient on 3/28

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

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

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

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

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

Needed a DOT physical and they were able to get me in and out in no time, very friendly and professional.

- Verified patient on 2/12

DOT Exams in Elmhurst, NY

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 Elmhurst?

    In general, DOT exams will be available at Elmhurst-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 Elmhurst?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Elmhurst-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 Elmhurst?

    If you are looking for a DOT physical in Elmhurst, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Elmhurst-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 Elmhurst-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 New York 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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