DOT/CDL Physical Exam

Our FMCSA-certified providers are trained to conduct DOT/CDL physical exams and complete relevant health forms. The vision test, hearing test, and urine test are all included in the package.

What is the purpose of the DOT/CDL physical exam?

A DOT/CDL physical exam is required to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

The Department of Transportation requires physical examinations for drivers who:

  • Drive a vehicle that can carry more than eight people.
  • Transport hazardous materials.
  • Operate vehicles with a capacity of more than 15 people.
  • Operate vehicles with a gross combined weight rating of more than 10,000 lbs.
Our experienced health care professionals will discuss your health and counsel you on preventative care and healthy choices.

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Have you received health care services at UrgentWay before?

Don’t let your CDL expire!

If you are a new driver or you need to renew your license, walk-in to your nearest UrgentWay center and get your DOT physical exam done today and we will submit the completed forms to the DMV.


You can get your DOT/CDL physical at low cost at any of our locations. No hidden charges.

Certified Physicians

Our FMCSA certified physicians provide a thorough physical exam needed for your DOT/CDL.

The New York Department of Transportation (DOT) requires

that all commercial drivers need to complete a medical exam and be declared fit by a practicing licensed physician before being issued a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). UrgentWay does not usually perform urine drug tests for CDL exams unless requested by the employer.

Please be aware billing an insurance company for DOT/CDL exam is a health insurance fraud.

What does a DOT/CDL physical exam include?

Before starting DOT/CDL physical exam procedure, a medical examiner will have you fill out a medical health history form, which will ask you questions regarding your medical history.

You’ll be required to give detail health information, including:

  • Medications you are having or have had before
  • Procedures and treatments you are having or have had before
  • Symptoms or medical conditions you are currently experiencing


You can also fill out and bring this form with you prior to your appointment visit

A full physical examination will be performed, which includes:

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Blood pressure
  • Urinalysis and other diagnostic tests

Urinalysis will be performed, if requested by the employer, to reveal blood sugar level and other health indications. Urinalysis can also be used for drug test.

Blood may be drawn and additional in-office diagnostics, such as an electrocardiogram, may be performed if needed.

We accept all major insurances…

Medicare Plans, Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, United Healthcare, Emblem Health, Health Net, Magnacare…

Important Facts & FAQs

Who needs a DOT physical exam?
A DOT physical exam is required by all Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers working in the interstate commerce who operate:

  • Vehicles used for commercial purposes that have a manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating or combined weight rating greater than 10,000lbs
  • Vehicles transporting hazardous materials
  • Vehicles designed to carry more than 15 passengers (including the driver)
  • Vehicles used to transport between 9 and 15 passengers beyond 75 air miles from the drivers normal work-reporting location
What do I need to bring with me to the doctor’s office?
You need to bring the following items with you:

  • Prescription glasses (if any)
  • List of medications (with doses)
  • Your last Medical Examination Report (MER) form (if any)
  • Yearly clearance letter from a specialist for a specific chronic condition (if any)
What is the procedure for the DOT physical exam at UrgentWay?
  • Walk-in at any one of our locations in New York City
  • Fill out the driver’s portion of the health forms
  • A FMCSA-certified physician will take a thorough history and perform an in-depth physical exam which will include a hearing test and an eye exam
  • A urine test will be ordered
  • Other tests may be ordered for heart patients
How long will it take to get the DOT physical exam at UrgentWay?
It takes about 30-40 minutes to get the DOT physical and fill in the forms.
When will I receive my CDL medical certificate?
You can receive your CDL medical certificate the very same day.
Will health insurance cover my DOT physical exam?

Dot physicals are not covered by insurance companies. It is employment related, so check with your employer if they pay for it. We charge $110 only for DOT physical exams without any hidden charges. For more information, please visit or call us at (877 276 9006). We are here to help!

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