For many jobs, you’re required to have a physical done to prove that you’re physical and mentally able to do the job. Although this may seem like an inconvenience, physicals are incredibly necessary for many jobs today. There are plenty of different jobs out there that can quickly become physically and mentally taxing. Your health and well-being need to be sure that you’re able to handle it.
One industry that requires it’s workers to have a physical done is the Department of Transportation. If you’re looking at jobs that require you to operate a motor vehicle, this is something you’ll have to have completed. With a DOT physical, you’ll show that you’re ready to operate a motor vehicle for your job safely.
When you need to have your DOT physical done, you can come to the Wright Center for Community Health to have it completed by a team you can trust. We can get you seen by a physician quickly so that you’re ready to work.
What Does the DOT Physical Entail?
If you’ve never had a physical done for the Department of Transportation, there is nothing to worry about. The Department of Transportation is known for having strict physical requirements, but this is a noninvasive exam, so it’s relatively simple. This physical will likely be similar to every other physical you’ve had in the past. It can show if any health concerns might affect your ability to drive safely. During your DOT physical, you can expect a vision test, drug testing, hearing test, blood pressure exam, and a thorough physical exam.
If you pass the exam, you’ll be given a certificate that shows you passed that will be good for 24 months. However, in some cases, you might pass and be given a certificate that needs to be renewed more often. This can happen if the examiner finds that you have health concerns that might not currently affect your job performance, but could change quickly and therefore requires extra attention.
Convenient Physical Appointments
While it isn’t a difficult exam to go through, Department of Transportation physicals can sometimes cause stress. At the Wright Center, our team is committed to making the Department of Transportation physical process as easy as possible. Our Certified Medical Examiner, as designated by the Department of Transportation, can cut your exam time in half and provide the necessary physical and clearances.
Another problematic aspect of a physical is fitting one into your already busy schedule. Finding the time to get this exam done shouldn’t be difficult and this is something we can help with at the Wright Center. We offer convenient early morning, evening, and weekend appointment options at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice. Urgent appointments are also available.
If you need a Department of Transportation physical done for the first time or a past one is about to expire, contact us today.