Dot Exam Specialist

Fremont Urgent Care Center -  - Urgent Care & Industrial Medicine Center

Fremont Urgent Care Center

Urgent Care & Industrial Medicine Center located in Fremont, CA

Freemont Urgent Care Center makes it easy for you to fulfill your Department of Transportation medical requirements by providing DOT exams on site. As a licensed DOT medical examiner in Fremont, California, the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care provides all the necessary assessments, from vision to drug testing, at Fremont Urgent Care Center so you can get back on the road. If you need to schedule your DOT medical exam, contact Fremont Urgent Care Center.

DOT Exam Q & A

Fremont Urgent Care Center

What’s the purpose of a DOT exam?

The Department of Transportation requires all commercial drivers to undergo a physical exam by a licensed DOT medical examiner, such as the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care. He checks to make sure you’re physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

The purpose of the DOT exam is to help keep roads safer. Conditions like poor eyesight and epilepsy may be a driving hazard, so the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care help screen for and treat medical conditions before they create a safety risk on the road.

What happens during a DOT physical exam?

In addition to a simple physical exam and a review of your medical history and immunization records, the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care Center test your:

  • Vision in each eye
  • Ability to distinguish color
  • Hearing
  • Blood pressure
  • Urine sugar level

The medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care can also provide pre-employment DOT drug screenings. The DOT exam screens for many conditions, but it’s not meant to stand in for your comprehensive annual physical exam.

If the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care consider you physically fit enough to operate commercial vehicles, they issue your Medical Examiner’s Certificate. If you have no medical issues, they issue a two-year DOT certificate. If they want to follow up with a medical concern, they can issue a three-month, six-month, or one-year certificate instead. Also, we can provide a copy if a request is made by fax at 510-796-1050

What conditions disqualify me from obtaining my DOT certification?

The DOT may disqualify you from driving if you have certain medical concerns that interfere with your functioning on the road. Disqualifying conditions include:

  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insulin use

You also may be disqualified due to other acute conditions or taking certain medications and controlled substances. In some cases, you can use corrective items such as glasses and hearing aids, so you meet DOT requirements.

The medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care also monitor people with sleep apnea, limb loss, and heart issues to make sure their conditions don’t interfere with their driving. They may issue a three-month DOT certificate instead of a two-year certificate so they can monitor certain issues.

Even if you have a disqualifying medical condition, you may be able to get an exemption to continue driving. Check with the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care or the DOT to learn more.

If you need to schedule your DOT exam, call Fremont Urgent Care Center.

*DOT exams are $70*