DOT Medical Card Requirements

For commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, obtaining a DOT medical card is critical to getting and keeping your commercial drivers license. A DOT medical card is administered only after a certified medical examiner has evaluated a driver and deemed him/her healthy enough to perform the job.

Not Sure About the DOT Medical Card Requirements? FastMed Breaks Them Down For You:

There are numerous medical requirements that a CMV driver must meet in order to pass his/her DOT physical and be eligible for a DOT medical card. Some of these requirements typically include:

  • DOT Medical Card RequirementsRegular blood pressure
  • A negative blood test
  • Unimpaired hearing
  • Adequate vision
  • Healthy blood sugar levels
  • Regular pulse rate

Where Can I Get a DOT Physical?

According to the FMCSA, DOT physicals should be performed by a certified medical examiner who is on the FMCSA National Registry. FastMed has certified medical examiners on site to perform DOT physicals 7 days a week

What else should I know about the DOT medical card requirements?

  • Most CMV drivers are required to pass a DOT physical every two years to maintain their DOT medical cards
  • A medical examiner may evaluate a driver’s current alcohol level during the DOT physical. Sometimes, drivers with a history of alcoholism are ineligible for a DOT medical card. Check with your provider if you have questions.
  • A medical examiner may look at your medical history to determine if you are fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely. Some preexisting conditions like sleep apnea, diabetes, and narcolepsy could make getting your DOT medical card difficult. As always, check with a qualified medical professional for more information.

FastMed Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic available 7 days a week. Our healthcare professionals offer DOT physicals, occupational health services, vaccines, preventive care and more. Check out our website to find locations near you!

The content presented on this page is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of professional medical care.