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At Vitality Urgent Care, we understand the importance of completing the DOT Physical on time. We provide fast DOT medical exams in Chicago and suburban area. Same-day DOT CDL medical exams.

Why Choose Vitality Urgent Care for DOT CDL Medical Exams?

  • Experienced Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Certified examiners: Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.
  • Affordable: Our DOT CDL medical exams
  • Compliance with DOT regulations: Our medical professionals are fully trained and certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in DOT regulations, ensuring that your exam is done in compliance with all requirements.
  • Convenience: Our clinics offer extended hours and walk-in appointments, so you can get your DOT CDL medical exam done conveniently. Clients can schedule DOT CDL medical exam online by phone or just walk in!
  • Conveniently Located in Buffalo Grove, Close to Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Comprehensive: We also offer DOT drug testing services that are fully compliant with DOT regulations. We ensure that you meet all requirements and avoid any potential legal or regulatory issues.

How the Process Works?

  • When you arrive at our clinic, you’ll fill out some paperwork and provide your ID.
  • Our medical professional will guide you through the exam process, which typically includes a vision test, blood pressure test, hearing test, non drug related urine collection and other tests as required by DOT regulations.
  • Once you complete the exam, certificate will be issued and submitted to federal database.

What Documentation to Bring for a DOT Exam for Pre-Existing Health Conditions?

Drivers with pre-existing health conditions should familiarize themselves with the DOT requirements for obtaining a CDL. Some medical conditions, such as insulin-treated diabetes, require additional documentation and testing. Knowing the requirements beforehand can help drivers better prepare for the exam.

  1. Medication List: Drivers with pre-existing health conditions should bring a list of all medications they are currently taking, including the dosage and frequency.
  2. Sleep Apnea: C-PAP records t. This includes a report of machine usage, indicating that the driver is using the device as prescribed.
  3. Diabetes: Recent A1C results . This test measures the average blood sugar levels over the past three months.
  4. History of Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack): Drivers with a history of myocardial infarction should bring medical records indicating the date of the event, treatment received, and most recent cardiac function test (Echocardiogram).
  5. History of Stroke, TIA, Seizure, or Traumatic Brain Injury: Drivers with a history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), seizure, or traumatic brain injury (TBI) should bring medical records related to their condition. This includes records of treatment received, Notes from neurologist or primary care.

How do I submit the CDL Medical Card Certificates to the Illinois State Driver Licensing Agency?

All drivers must initially (First time) appear at one of Illinois 47 CDL Facilities to Declare the type of driving CDL drivers intend to operate. After the original declaration, Illinois CDL Facilities will accept Medical Examiner’s Certificates:

  • Mail: Secretary of State’s Office Attn: CDL/Medical Card Unit 2701 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, Il 62723
  • Fax: Only Renewed Medical Examiner’s Certificates (217) 558‐5156
  • E-Mail: Only Renewed Medical Examiner’s Certificates cdlmedicalcard@ilsos.net (Emailed Medical Examiner’s Certificates must be a scanned or an attached PDF document. An email containing only Medical Examiner’s Certificate information will not be accepted).

Conclusion:

  • Don’t let getting your DOT CDL medical exam become a hassle. At Vitality Urgent Care Arlington Heights – Illinois, we offer fast, accurate, and hassle-free DOT CDL medical exams. With our experienced staff, convenient scheduling, and compliance with DOT regulations, you can get your exam done quickly and get back on the road. Contact us today to schedule your DOT CDL medical exam appointment.

Price Menu

  • DOT/CDL Physical Exam – $95
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Urine Drug Test – $55
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Breath Alcohol Test – $95
  • Routine Drug Testing – $55
  • Rapid urine drug Screen (non-DOT) – $55
  • Advanced drug hair analysis – $95

References:

  1. FMCSA DOT driver medical requirements (Last updated: Thursday, February 23, 2023)
  2. Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 (Last updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2022)
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DOT Physical FAQ

What is a DOT physical?

A DOT physical is a medical examination required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for individuals who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The exam evaluates an individual’s physical and mental health to ensure they are fit to drive safely.

Vitality Urgent Care in Arlington Heights – Illinois, provides same day walk-in or scheduled appointments for DOT medical card examinations. Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.

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Is there anything I should do to prepare for a DOT physical?

To prepare for a DOT physical, drivers should bring a list of any medications they are taking, their medical history, and any records of past surgeries or medical treatments. Drivers should also be well-rested, hydrated before the exam.

Vitality Urgent Care in Arlington Heights – Illinois, provides same day walk-in or scheduled appointments for DOT medical card examinations. Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.

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How often do I need a DOT physical?

The frequency of DOT physicals varies depending on the individual’s medical history. Generally, healthy individuals  required to have a physical every two years. However, drivers with certain medical conditions may need to get more frequent exams.

Vitality Urgent Care in Arlington Heights – Illinois, provides same day walk-in or scheduled appointments for DOT medical card examinations. Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.

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Where can I get a DOT physical?

DOT physicals must be performed by a licensed medical examiner who has been certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Vitality Medical examiners are fully certified and ready!

Vitality Urgent Care in Arlington Heights – Illinois, provides same day walk-in or scheduled appointments for DOT medical card examinations. Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.

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What should I bring to my DOT physical?

You should bring your driver’s license, any necessary medical records, and a list of any medications you are currently taking.

Vitality Urgent Care in Arlington Heights – Illinois, provides same day walk-in or scheduled appointments for DOT medical card examinations. Our medical professionals are certified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and knowledgeable about DOT regulations, ensuring that your DOT Physical is done accurately.

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How long does a DOT physical take?

A DOT physical typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, wait times may vary depending on the availability. Therefore, scheduling appointment in advance are encouraged but not required.

What happens if I fail my DOT physical?

If you fail your DOT physical, you may be disqualified from operating a CMV until you are able to meet the necessary medical requirements. You may be given a temporary disqualification period to address any health concerns before being re-evaluated.


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