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Helping You Get Ready for the Road Ahead

Making sure your health is on the right track is the first step toward operating a commercial vehicle safely. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires physical exams to ensure that professional drivers are in good health, which helps protect you and everyone you share the road with.

We’re here to make it easy to get your physical with an appointment at FMCSA-certified AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens locations near you. During your physical, your provider will:

  • Review your health history
  • Perform a urine test
  • Perform a thorough physical exam
  • Complete the Medical Examination Certificate

Get out on the road faster with the peace of mind that your health is good to go. Make an appointment today for your physical.

How to Prepare for Your DOT Physical Exam

What to wear and bring:

  • Wear short sleeves, so your arm is exposed
  • Bring your eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or hearing aids
  • Bring a list of your current medications, as well as the name and contact number of the health care provider who prescribed them
  • Bring a letter from your health care provider if you take medications for pain, psychiatric conditions, attention-deficit disorder (ADD) or smoking cessation
  • Supply your provider with medical records for conditions such as diabetes, cardiac disease, sleep disorders or neurological conditions

Before your exam:

  • Avoid drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured
  • Use the restroom prior to the exam (a full bladder can change your blood pressure reading)
  • Before the test, sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the ground, and rest your arm on a table at the level of your heart

During your exam:

  • Get two readings, taken at least two minutes apart, and average the results
  • Ask the doctor or nurse to tell you the blood pressure reading in numbers
  • Complete the Driver Information and Health History sections of the Medical Examination Report form (don't forget to sign and date the form)

Convenient Locations Offering DOT Physicals

Make an Appointment for Your DOT Physical

Let’s get your good health on the books so you can get out on the road. Schedule your DOT physical (appointments are prioritized over walk ins) for at your nearest AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens location.