DOT Exams & 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.
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?
- 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.