A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is a health examination mandated by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is healthy enough to operate a CMV.
Dot physical appointment
DOT physical exam appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (310) 670-0230.
Who performs a dot physical?
The FMCSA only allows certified medical examiners to perform DOT physicals. Manchester Urgent Care has CME providers that are certified by the FMCSA to perform DOT physicals.
Dot physical documents and rate
The rate for a DOT physical is $159 and includes:
- Physical Exam, urinalysis
- DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form MCSA-5876
- Submission of your completed report to the FMCSA
What to expect during a dot physical
During your DOT physical our CME will:
- Check your vital signs
- Perform a physical examination
- Review your medical history
- Obtain a urinalysis to screen for medical conditions such as diabetes
Before the examination
Drivers are be advised to:
- Complete Section 1 (Driver Information) of the Medical Examination Report Form MCSA-5875.
- Bring a complete list of their medications, including the dosage regimen, and their doctors’ names and addresses.
- Bring glasses, contacts, hearing aids.
- Drivers with monocular vision should bring form MCSA-5871, the Vision Evaluation Report form, completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no more than 45 days prior to the examination.
- Drivers with diabetes should bring blood sugar logs and most recent hemoglobin A1c values.
- Drivers with insulin-treated diabetes should bring form MCSA-5870 Insulin-treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment, completed by the treating provider no more than 45 days prior to the examination.
- Drivers with sleep apnea should bring machine readings for at least 90 days and a letter from their sleep specialist.
- Drivers with cardiac issues should bring a letter from their cardiologist and results from any recent testing (stress test, echocardiogram, Holter monitor, etc.)
- Drivers taking medications that may affect alertness should bring a letter from the treating provider regarding driving safety while taking these medications.
- The optional CMV Driver Medication Form, MCSA-5895, may be provided to the driver to be completed by treating providers regarding the driver’s use of medications.
- Drivers taking Coumadin (warfarin) need recent INR results (at least past 3 months) and letter from their treating physician.
- Drivers should be advised that it may be advisable to schedule a visit with their treatment providers before the DOT examination to be sure all current health issues are identified and addressed.
Call (310)670-0230 to get a DOT Physicals health examination in Los Angeles.
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