DOT and Non-DOT Physicals

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DOT Physicals services offered in Observatory Hill, Perry, Pittsburgh, PA


The exam portion is where the doctor will review and clarify any of your answers to the paperwork portion that you completed. Then, he will conduct a brief basic physical exam. 

The exam lasts less than 20 minutes and includes things like...

  • Urinalysis: You will be asked to provide a urine sample. THIS IS NOT A DRUG TEST. Instead, it’s a screen for uncontrolled diabetes and underlying kidney issues.
  • A check of vitals including blood pressure and vision and hearing tests.
  • General Systems Review: Eyes, Ears, Cardiovascular, Lungs, and Neuromusculoskeletal System.


Once your exam is completed and meets the requirements of the FMSCA, you will receive your DOT medical card.

The DOT card will have all the information you need for the following licenses:

  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) for any state.
  • Hoisting Engineer License
  • School Bus Driver License


A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a physical exam that is required of people who drive commercial vehicles.

You will need a DOT physical if you: 

  • Drive a vehicle designed to carry more than 15 people.
  • Are paid to drive a vehicle designed to carry more than 8 people.
  • Carry hazardous material in your vehicle that requires your vehicle to have a placard.
  • Drive a vehicle on the interstate with a gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combination weight of over 10,000 pounds. 

What Does a DOT Physical Consist of?

The healthcare provider performing your DOT physical will ask detailed questions about your medical history.


How much does a DOT Physical Cost?

$85 - DOT Physical and Med card

$50 - Non-DOT physicals (Driver's license, school, sports etc...)