DOT Physicals

A One-Stop Shop for DOT / CDL medical exams. We’re ready to see you Right Now

Live or work in Kent, Tukwila, Auburn, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle or Burien, WA and need a DOT / CDL physical? Recent graduate of a Truck Driving School? AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is your One Stop shop for DOT / CDL medical exams. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is a Walk-in Clinic that offers comprehensive and complete DOT/ CDL medical exam Testing and Physical Examinations for Individuals and Employers by FMCSA trained and certified medical providers.

If you drive any type of commercial vehicle, a semi or tractor trailer, box truck, charter bus, school bus, taxi or livery service, etc. all commercial motor vehicle drivers are required to obtain their DOT/FMCSA medical exam from a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) listed on the FMCSA national registry. The National Registry provides commercial drivers and carriers with a convenient list of medical examiners in your area who have been trained and certified to determine if a driver can safely handle the medical demands of driving a commercial vehicle. At AFC urgent Care Southcenter, our caring staff and certified, listed medical providers are conveniently available to see you early or late, 7 days a week, without an appointment. With on-site diagnostics capability such as X-ray, labs and EKG / ECG, we can get your physical exam completed in house, in short order and get you back on the road.

The medical providers at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, Kent, WA have provided thousands of DOT physicals. Our medical providers have extensive knowledge of the DOT Physical exam guidelines and perform DOT Physical Exams for independent and company truck drivers, transit, school and charter bus drivers as well as chauffer / limo and cab services. Ensuring the safety of drivers, as well as passengers, is an important goal for the medical providers at AFC urgent Care Southcenter. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is proud all our medical providers are FMCSA certified and reports all DOT physical results to the FMCSA as required.

DOT / CDL Physicals

What to Expect:

A DOT physical exam will include an evaluation of an employee’s vision, hearing, blood pressure/pulse rate, and overall physical ability. It will also test for illegal drugs. If drivers take any medications, they’ll need to bring a complete list to the exam, including the doses and doctors’ information. Any drivers that require corrective vision or hearing need to bring their eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids. If a driver suffers from any other medical condition, they may be required to bring additional information. Drivers do not need to abstain from eating before their DOT physical exam. Under FMCSA regulations the following will be reviewed during the physical exam:

  • Blood pressure (blood pressure must be under 160/100. Prescription medication to control blood pressure is permitted)
  • Diabetes (Drivers cannot be a diabetic on needle-injected insulin; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted)
  • Digestion
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Lung, liver, kidney, and nervous system health
  • Muscular disease or weakness
  • Vision acuity (20/40 correctable vision in each eye. Glasses or contact lenses are permitted)
  • Previous or recent injuries and illnesses
  • Heart disorders Hearing disorders Respiratory issues
  • Use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any other habit forming drug is not permitted.

A DOT / CDL physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The certified medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

If a driver has a current diagnosis of cardiac insufficiency, collapse, congestive cardiac failure or any other cardiovascular disease, he/she will be required to provide the Medical Examiner with a stress test (performed within the last 12 months) along with a release from the driver’s physician stating that he/she can drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions. The Department of Transportation also requires clearance for drivers that have been diagnosed with the following conditions: sleep apnea, recent back injury, recent major surgery, a current hernia, or have had recent workers’ compensation claims.