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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!

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