All medical examiners performing Department of Transportation physicals (DOT) must be trained and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). At Urgent Care Latham, our physicians stay current on all DOT regulations and testing protocol.

  • $200 fee
  • By appointment only day, evening, and weekend hours.
  • DOT physicals are not covered by insurance and are an out of pocket expense.
  • Call to Schedule your DOT physical – 518-213-0227.

DOT physicals are performed by our urgent care doctors who are certified medical examiners. Physicals are performed at our Latham, NY location, which is easily accessible by all those in the Albany and Capital Region, NY region.

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is fit to operate a CMV.

If you are a commercial driver, for your safety and the public’s safety, FMCSA requires you to pass a DOT physical to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (DMVs) to receive regular physical examinations. These exams are defined as the “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations.” DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety. Keeping drivers safe is crucial to Our Urgent Care.

What to Bring to your DOT physical at Urgent Care Latham

  1. Current driver’s license
  2. If applicable, a complete list of ALL medications and doses
  3. If applicable, paperwork from treating provider (primary/specialists)
  4. Your eyeglasses (if applicable).
  5. Payment (we accept cash, credit card, and debit card)

You do not need to bring your form with you. We have the Medical Examiner’s Report Form (long form) and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (medical card) for those who drivers who are certified.

Getting your DOT physical is easy

  1. Schedule your appointment – When appointments are available.
  2. Get your physical – the DOT examination will include a health history review, a thorough physical exam captured in the Medical Examination Report, and a urine test for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.
  3. Receive a Medical Examiner’s Certificate – Upon exam completion, our certified medical examiner will determine if you are certified or disqualified. You will receive a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) when you meet the DOT physical requirements. Without a valid MEC, you can lose your CDL. We can certify drivers for a maximum of two years. Drivers who take oral medication for blood pressure and/or diabetes will typically receive a one-year certificate. Depending on the driver’s health, the medical examiner will determine the certificate’s expiration date.

What to expect during your DOT Physical at Latham Urgent Care

During a DOT physical, our certified medical examiner (CME) will check your vital signs, review your medical history, and perform a required hands-on physical examination that includes (but not limited to):

  • Health history (recent illness/injury, medications, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc)
  • Vision (20/40 or better in each eye, color blindness, peripheral vision)
  • Hearing
  • Mouth/Throat
  • Heart
  • Blood Pressure (140/90 or better)
  • Diabetes
  • Extremities
  • Lungs/Chest/Respiratory Problems
  • Back and Spine
  • Hernias
  • Respiratory problems
  • …and more

DOT physicals are by appointment only. Call 518-213-0227 or 518-783-3110.