We will be making upgrades to our Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT’s) and Respiratory Certification services from Monday, May 15th through Thursday, June 14th. Please note during this time we will not be offering these services at our centers. Beginning June 15th, Breath Alcohol Testing and Respiratory Certification will be offered at the following centers only: Glastonbury, Hamden, Newtown, Norwalk, Norwich and Ridgefield. Should you have any questions with regard to this adjustment please contact Barb Coles at 203-826-8803.
To ensure the safety of everyone on the road, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) enforces a strict set of standards to make sure all professional drivers are physically qualified to operate limousines, taxis, trucks, and other commercial motor vehicles.
Professional drivers must pass a DOT physical examination that has been performed by a Certified Medical Examiner. Unlike regular physicals, a DOT physical is focused on confirming that there are no medical conditions preventing you from safely operating a vehicle. Your examination will typically include:
In some cases, more testing might be necessary to make absolutely sure you have the physical capacity to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
For your convenience, all PhysicianOne Urgent Care providers are Certified Medical Examiners for the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
In an ongoing effort to increase the safety of our roads and highways, the Department of Transportation recently added new requirements to their medical certification process. Now, all examining providers must be registered and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
But don't worry: all PhysicianOne Urgent Care centers have providers on staff that are certified by the FMCSA to perform these mandatory physicals.
For a commercial driver, this means you can anticipate lower costs and flexible scheduling when arranging your physical at any of our PhysicianOne Urgent Care centers.
For more information on DOT/CDL Physicals, please contact Barb Coles at occmed@PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.
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