DOT Physicals in Green Bay, WI

Navigating DOT Physicals: What Happens If You Fail? 

At Employment Health Services, safeguarding your commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driving status is our top priority. Specializing in comprehensive DOT physicals, our clinic ensures you meet the necessary medical standards for safe and confident driving. 

When it comes to road safety, the Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates regular physical examinations for CMV drivers. 

Purpose of a DOT Physical: 

The DOT physical evaluates a driver’s overall health and fitness for duty, aligning with FMCSA’s guidelines in the Medical Examiner’s Handbook. 

Components of a DOT Physical: 
  • Vision and hearing tests  
  • Blood pressure check 
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory assessments 
  • Neurological evaluations 
  • Musculoskeletal examinations 

What Happens If You Fail? 

Failing a DOT physical means falling short of the required medical standards for safe driving. The examiner provides a written explanation of disqualification and any necessary recommendations for further evaluation or treatment. 

Common Reasons for Failing or Disqualification from Driving: 
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure  
  • Uncorrected vision or hearing impairment 
  • Cardiovascular issues 
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders 
  • Substance abuse problems 
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • CPAP non-compliance
Options After Failing: 

Drivers may be eligible for short-term or long-term medical certification if they have a treatable condition. 

Support After Examination: 

If challenges arise or recommendations are made during the examination, our team will refer you to your primary care physician or another specialty provider. 

Understanding Disqualification: 

If you face disqualification, we offer clear explanations and assistance in exploring additional medical solutions. Our clinic supports you by guiding you to the necessary information for a successful resolution. 

Advocacy for Your Well-being: 

Employment Health Services is committed to advocating for your overall well-being and success as a CMV driver. We deliver personalized and expert care, supporting you throughout the process and helping you navigate the road to a healthy and confident driving experience. 

Walk-In Convenience and Self-Pay Option: 

At our clinic, we welcome walk-ins for DOT physicals with a self-pay option of $105 (some terms apply). Take the convenient route to ensuring your DOT certification – simply drop by during our operating hours. If you prefer to schedule an appointment or have questions, give us a call at 920-434-2441. For more information on our services and terms, you can also visit https://employmenthealthservices.com/dot-physicals/. We’re here to make your DOT physical experience smooth and accessible. 

References: 

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/medical/medical-examination-report-form-commercial-driver-medical-certification

https://wisconsindot.gov