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DOT Physicals

DOT Physicals in Warrington, PA

Department of Transportation physicals, or DOT physicals, ensure that commercial drivers are ready to continue their trucking or commercial driving career. Whenever a truck driver needs a fast and prompt DOT physical they can visit AFC Urgent Care Warrington for fast and prompt physicals to get them back on the road! 

Unlike traditional medical facilities, AFC Urgent Care Warrington is a full-service urgent care provider that provides walk-in clinic access for patients. Simply visit our location at 781 Easton Rd in Warrington, PA to get your DOT physical. 

Call AFC Urgent Care Warrington at 215-874-3209 if you want to schedule an appointment in advance. 

Why do truck drivers need DOT physicals?

Nationally, the Department of Transportation requires all commercial vehicle operators to update their physical to ensure that they are healthy enough to operate large trucks and similar vehicles. Without an updated DOT physical, a driver cannot renew their commercial driver’s license. 

Ask a local healthcare provider about renewing your DOT physical per federal and state guidelines. The DOT physical is key to ensure that drivers can legally and safely drive on the road. Every driver needs to update their physical at least every few years or so, depending upon the requirements in your state or location. 

What does my DOT physical evaluate?

A driver’s DOT physical evaluates both acute and chronic conditions that impact a patient’s overall health. Acute conditions like sudden illnesses and injuries are examined but not likely to impact your commercial license renewal. However, chronic conditions and long-term diseases like heart conditions may impact renewal. 

Most patients can get waivers for some medical conditions if they show that they are controlling their health with medication or other treatments. A list of the conditions a DOT physical evaluates includes: 

  • Previous medical history
  • Heart conditions and cardiovascular diseases 
  • Blood pressure 
  • Diabetes 
  • Physical endurance
  • Vision 
  • Hearing 
  • Medication use