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
To drive a commercial vehicle in Connecticut, you 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.
In addition to passing the CDL exam and paying the required license fee, 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, Muhammad Zubairi (National Registry, #1809168403), Nurse Practitioner, and Emily Lukasiak, Certified Physician Assistant (National Registry, #736301130)1are 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.
Your medical exam will include the following:
· Review of your health history where you must report a variety of past medical conditions that apply to you, including: serious illnesses or injuries, a history of seizures, high blood pressure, lung disease, sleep disorders, alcohol/drug use, chronic low back pain or diabetes.
· Assessment of your general physical condition, including eyes, ears, mouth and throat, heart, abdomen vascular system and other body systems for abnormalities. Things such as obesity, hernias, limb impairment or heart murmurs will be noted on the examiner’s report.
· Vision test.
· Hearing test.
· Urine test for proteins, blood, and sugar levels.
If you have high blood pressure, breathing dysfunction, diabetes, vision impairment, epilepsy, or mental disorders, you might need to see a specialist for further evaluation and a possible waiver. In such instances, we will provide you with the proper form and help to arrange an appointment. When you return after seeing the specialist with the proper waiver, we will complete your evaluation at no extra charge.
If your condition can be treated and managed simply, the examiner will discuss your options with you.
Upon passing the medical exam, you will receive a laminated medical certificate that indicates the date of your next required exam. You must keep this certificate in your driver qualification file.
We will also submit the results of your exam for you to the DOT database.
Parking at our clinics is free and can accommodate various types of vehicles. We’re open 7 days a week.
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.