DOT/Employment Physical Exams

General Employment Physicals

Employers frequently require prospective or current employees to pass a physical examination. Sometimes they are merely screening for communicable diseases or physical impairment. Often, however, a drug-use test is involved. For job applicants, getting the results of the exam quickly is very important.

At Kathy’s Urgent Care, you can walk in 7 days a week during convenient hours, including evenings, for your physical exam. Or, if you prefer, you can reserve a time that is convenient for you. Just remember to bring any required forms with you!

Department of Transportation (DOT) Exams

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Drivers of commercial vehicles in Connecticut must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are various classes of CDLs, depending on the type of vehicle to be driven and any exemptions for which a driver might qualify. Please consult the DMV web page for CDL classifications and requirements for more information.

The State of Connecticut requires all CDL holders and CLP (permit) holders to furnish a valid medical certificate. This means that the Federal DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876 must be completed and submitted. Only a federally licensed health provider can conduct the exam and sign this certificate. Dr. Thomas Brown (National Registry, #7372973132), Chief Medical Officer of Kathy’s Urgent Care, and Muhammad Zubairi (National Registry, #1809168403), Nurse Practitioner, are licensed to conduct DOT exams.

To obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, drivers and applicants must complete the first part of the Medical Examination Report, Form MCSA-5875. The rest of the form must be completed and signed by the licensed medical examiner. You should review this form and supply the required information on the first part before coming for your physical exam.

 

At this time, Kathy’s Urgent Care does not offer services for DOT drug and alcohol testing or follow-up. For further information, please consult the DOT web page for drug and alcohol testing for employees.