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DOT & Coast Guard Physical Exams in Morehead City, NC

BeachCare Urgent & Family Medical Walk-in Clinic Offers Comprehensive DOT Exam Testing and Physical Examinations for Individuals and Employers. Call (252) 207-0626. Located at 5059 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557.

DOT & Coast Guard Physical Exams in Morehead City, NC

We provided a venue for our patients who need government mandated medical certification, to receive an exam from a provider certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Since March of 2014, the DOT has required it’s drivers to be medically cleared by a certified provider.

What to Bring to a DOT Physical Exam?

All drivers

  • Bring a complete list of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses. Fill out health history/medications portion of your physical completely

Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids

  • Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids, you will be required to pass a vision and hearing test

Drivers who have high blood pressure

  • Your blood pressure MUST be below 140/90 on the day of your exam or you may not qualify for a DOT card

Drivers who have diabetes (Type 2)

  • Your blood sugar should be controlled
  • Bring the most recent results of a lab test called a Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) (within 3 months)
  • Your levels must be 8 or below to pass

Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances (includes narcotics, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, ADHD medication)

  • You will most likely need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications

Drivers who have nighttime sleep disturbance (sleep apnea) and use a CPAP machine

Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; Compliance must be 75% or better

Drivers who have heart-related issues, (including the use of stent, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack)


  • At minimum, bring a letter from your cardiologist (heart specialist) that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle
  • You may also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 1-2 years

The above are guidelines only, and not meant to be all inclusive or as a guarantee of passing the exam. Additional testing or/information may be required by your DOT examiner.