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2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • Apr 19Closed
  • Apr 22Closed
  • Apr 24Closed
  • Apr 25Closed
  • Apr 26Closed
  • Apr 29Closed
  • May 13Closed
  • May 14Closed
  • May 15Closed
  • May 16Closed
5.0(58 reviews)
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Serenity Healthcare, Family Practice/Urgent Care  - 2646 S Loop W
The doctor is awesome took her time and listen to my concerns and answered all my questions.

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2409 Falcon Pass, Houston, TX 770622409 Falcon Pass
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 - 5:00 pm
5.0(17 reviews)
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Gemini Urgent Care, Houston - 2409 Falcon Pass
This is my favorite place to get care!

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2715 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 770052715 Bissonnet 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.74(337 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Upper Kirby - 2715 Bissonnet St
Everyone was really nice and patient with me especially since I have laryngitis. They took great care of me. Thanks everyone!!

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5568 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 770055568 Weslayan 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.74(587 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, West University - 5568 Weslayan St
The PA that helped me was amazing, very friendly and accommodating.  Great experience in my opinion.

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15236 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 7701515236 Wallisville 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.78(769 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Channelview - 15236 Wallisville Rd
Fast and easy great staff friendly and ready to accommodate you

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1922 Greenhouse Rd, Houston, TX 770841922 Greenhouse 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.74(448 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care , Katy - Greenhouse Road - 1922 Greenhouse Rd
Ruthie was amazing. She has great customer service skills and she made me feel welcomed.

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2402 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 770582402 Bay Area Blvd
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 - 5:00 pm
4.7(244 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Clear Lake - 2402 Bay Area Blvd
The service for my ore-employment screening was efficient and courteous.

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1448 Kingwood Dr, Houston, TX 773391448 Kingwood Dr
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(283 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Kingwood - 1448 Kingwood Dr
Woke up sicker and was able to get an early appointment.  No wait time.  Doctor was very kind and took her time. Safe was caring and kind.

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13111 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 7707713111 Westheimer Rd
Open until 7:00 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.9(20 reviews)
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Bellville Urgent Care , Westheimer - 13111 Westheimer Rd
Excellent and courteous service. The best as best can be. Thank you!

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13410 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 7707713410 Briar Forest Dr
Open until 7:00 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.81(1.1k reviews)
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It was great . I provided a pharmacy to the receptionist. She placed the wrong pharmacy on my paperwork . I almost missed the time to get it filled .

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10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 7707010906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
4.74(4.4k reviews)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Houston - a BSWHealth partner - 10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston
Couldn’t ask for better care. Everyone was so accommodating. Even asked if I had anymore questions.

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1202 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 770581202 E NASA Pkwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
4.71(3.4k reviews)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Clear Lake - a BSWHealth partner - 1202 E NASA Pkwy, Houston
I would like to send many thanks to Dr. Shari and her staff for the excellent care & assistance To help me heal!  This NextCare team has Great customer service and is always so kind. Thank you!

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6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd, Houston, TX 770406306 Fairbanks North Houston 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 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.67(1.9k reviews)
Brazos Urgent Care, Fairbanks - 6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd
Everything was great. The staff was excellent.

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1398 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 770771398 Eldridge Pkwy
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
4.56(34 reviews)
Apex Urgent Care, Energy Corridor - 1398 Eldridge Pkwy
The staff was sooooooooo wonderful I didn't want to leave. Keep up the great work 👍 👏 YES YES YES, YES THE staff was great 👍 Less than 15min. Yes it was. No application walked in. GREAT

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6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 770696930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
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 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.68(2.5k reviews)
Brazos Urgent Care, Champions - 6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
I have been having a sore throat for a while. Scheduled an appointment and when I got there they were very nice. The provider is awesome I love her. She was so nice.

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12120 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 7707012120 Jones Rd
Open until 7:00 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.91(149 reviews)
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Apex Urgent Care, Cyfair - 12120 Jones Rd
I was very impressed, the staff was so kind and helpful, they were very thorough and took great care of my grandson! I would highly recommend this clinic!!!

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8955 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 770958955 Hwy 6 N
Open until 7:00 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.9(228 reviews)
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Brazos Urgent Care , Copperfield - 8955 Hwy 6 N
Awesome staff very gentle and caring !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’n

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4517 Kingwood Dr, Houston, TX 773454517 Kingwood Dr
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.67(1.7k reviews)
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RapidClinic - 4517 Kingwood Dr
Quick and to the point. Amazing bed side manners. Thank you!

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9455 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Humble, TX 773969455 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.72(742 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Humble, TX - 9455 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
We made an appt online and arrived 10 mins early. There were several people in the lobby. They were calling patients back by their check in time and seemed oblivious to our actual reserved appt time. We didn’t get called back until an hour after our reserved time. When I asked about it, they said they weren’t sure what happened :/

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6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 775056825 Spencer Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
4.79(3.8k reviews)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Pasadena - a BSWHealth partner - 6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena
Wonderful care each and every single time.

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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

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

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

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

The staff was great! Did a thorough job conducting my DOT physical. Jamie Jones was very professional from beginning to end. Thank you very much for your services.

- Verified patient on 8/22

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

In and out,glad I found you,easy to get my dot physical done,happy with it all

- Verified patient on 8/6

Needed a dot physical for cdl license. Was worried about wait times.. was quickly in and out.

- Verified patient on 10/11

DOT Physical was smooth and effecient

- Verified patient on 4/6

Great . DOT physical

- Verified patient on 12/30

I needed a DOT physical on a Sunday. Staff was great and friendly. Would definitely recommend and will continue to us them in the future

- Verified patient on 7/11

The staff was very professional. I accomplished what I needed to (DOT physical), for a reasonable fee. I really enjoyed the doctor I saw. We had a fun chat during my visit.

- Verified patient on 12/11

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

Went in for DOT physical .. staff was great .. made me feel relaxed and comfortable ... very professional atmosphere .. would recommend to everyone !!

- Verified patient on 9/8

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

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 went for my DOT physical. They were very professional and very nice I would recommend them.

- Verified patient on 8/21

I was in for a DOT Physical, staff/Dr were friendly and efficient. I was in and out in less than an hour.

- Verified patient on 9/9

DOT physical. Staff was great.

- Verified patient on 7/23

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

DOT Exams in Houston, TX

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.

Partnering with Solv for DOT exam services

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 Houston?

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

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

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