DOT Medical Exam, CDL Medical Examiner Certificate, CDL Card FAQ's
- I have deliveries to be made. How long does it take for the DMV required medical exam?
- What do I need to bring with me? Do I need to bring the DMV forms?
- If you find a medical condition that needs treatment; then what happens?
- Can't I wait on the renewal?
- I have health insurance. Will my DOT or CDL physical exam covered by my medical insurance company?
- I don't have health Insurance. What is my cost of getting a DOT or CDL physical examination?
- Who needs to get a DOT physical exam done?
- How long is a commercial license in NY State valid for?
- How often do I need to come to Statcare to get the DOT/CDL physical done?
- What do I need to expect during the commercial driver's physical examination?
- How do I get a Department of Transportation Medical Certificate (DOT)?
- What is your payment policy?
- How do I qualify for commercial driver license (CDL) application in NY?
- What are the Federal Guidelines for CDL's?
- What are the endorsements on CDL's?
- What are FMCSA mandated DOT Requirements for Medical Certification for CDL's?
- What is a NYC TLC Driver Medical Examination?
- Do I need to bring NYC TLC forms with me?
- What is NYC Department of Education (DOE) Office of Pupil Transportation Physicals (Drivers & Escorts) and School Bus Driver Medical Examination?
- Where can I get the NYS DMV forms?
I have deliveries to be made. How long does it take for the DMV required medical exam?
It takes 30 minutes to do the physical exam and complete the DOT Medical Examination Form
Statcare is open weekends, evenings and all holidays.
You can drive in anytime!
Get same day DOT CDL Certificates!
Employers of trucking companies and truck drivers in private business: Save "idle" time. Keep the trucks on the road. Minimize the time you or your truck or commercial vehicle driver is off the road!
What do I need to bring with me? Do I need to bring the DMV forms?
When you come to Statcare, don't forget to bring your eyeglasses if you wear them and your current CDL license.
You don't need to print or bring any DOT form - we provide them free of cost.
Also take the completed CDL Medical Card with you as soon as the visit is completed.
DMV Eye Examination and DOT required Urine Test done on-site (takes 2 minutes)
Walk out with a completed Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination and a Medical Examiner's Certificate.
Our DOT physical is the quickest and most convenient DOT Medical exam on all of Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk). Any wonder why drivers come to Statcare from Bronx and Queens in NYC for their TLC medical certification and DOT Commercial drivers license certificate?
If you find a medical condition that needs treatment; then what happens?
Not to worry. We are a certified urgent care. Review all the services we provide. If you need medical treatment and follow-up, we will arrange it for you. We can order tests and write prescriptions to treat that problem as well.
Can't I wait on the renewal?
You should not delay getting a renewal on your commercial driver's license.
Did you know that:
. you need a new medical certificate every two years?
. you could lose your job, get fined by the DMV or even worse; have your commercial
. vehicle impounded in the absence of a valid current DMV medical certificate?
. you can actually renew your CDL up to one year before the expiration date of the commercial driving license?
Why wait? Come on in now!
I have health insurance. Will my DOT or CDL physical exam covered by my medical insurance company?
No. A DOT and CDL physical exam is employment related and is not covered under Insurance plans. For other services, Statcare accepts all major health insurance plans.
I don't have health Insurance. What is my cost of getting a DOT or CDL physical examination?
Regardless of health insurance, the charge for a DOT medical exam is $90. This includes Urine and eye exam too!
Who needs to get a DOT physical exam done?
You need a DOT Physical if you are a Commercial Driver that operates:
a. vehicles used for commercial purposes that have a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating or combined weight rating greater than 10,000 lbs.
b. vehicles designed to transport 16 or more people including the driver
c. vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.
How long is a commercial license in NY State valid for?
An original commercial driver license from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles is valid for about five years, although every two years you must certify that you meet federal medical requirements to drive commercial vehicles. The New York State DMV office will send you a renewal notice 45-60 days before your commercial license expires, but you can renew it a year before the expiration date of the commercial driving license.
How often do I need to come to Statcare to get the DOT/CDL physical done?
Every two years. Statcare gives all healthy drivers (truckers, school bus and taxi drivers) a medical certificate valid for the full 2-years (which is the maximum allowed in NY
State). Other facilities may give you only a 6 month or a 1 year validity on the DOT medical certificate and you will need a renewal at the end of that period. Truck, Bus and Taxi Drivers with medical problems might need to come back sooner.
What do I need to expect during the commercial driver's physical examination?
The healthcare professional will talk to you and obtain a brief health history for the DOT/CDL physical examination.
This is followed by a thorough physical examination of all body systems.
An eye examination (Vision test) will be done to test for visual acuity and color vision. Don't forget to bring your eye glasses with you.
Hearing will be tested
A Urine sample will be tested for blood, protein and sugar
An EKG (heart test) may be done only for people with heart trouble.
How do I get a Department of Transportation Medical Certificate?
The DOT physical examination is done to ensure that truck, bus and taxi drivers are medically fit to operate commercial vehicles. If we find you to be physically and medically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle, we will complete and sign your CDL certificate. You can bring it to your employer or any DMV in NYS.
What is your payment policy?
For your convenience, we offer the following payment options
1. $90 paid in full at time of visit (regardless of health insurance coverage). Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted. No personal checks.
2. Payment of balance in full by employer at time of service.
Useful information for those aspiring to drive taxis, limo's, trucks, school buses and other commercial vehicles
How do I qualify for commercial driver license (CDL) application in NY?
New York's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues a commercial driver license (CDL) to
applicants who are residents of the New York State and already have a Class D, Class E, or Non-CDL Class C license in NY.
An out of state valid CDL makes you eligible to apply for a NYS CDL and you may be required to surrender your out-of-state license (federal regulations).
What are the Federal Guidelines for CDL's?
The purpose of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was to improve highway safety and ensure that drivers of commercial vehicles are qualified to drive them; and to remove unsafe commercial drivers from the highways.
The Act established minimum standards for drivers that must be met when issuing
commercial driver's licenses (CDL's). The Act also made it illegal to have more than one driver's license - either a regular or a commercial driver's license, but not both. Also, you can have one license from the state you reside in but cannot simultaneously hold multiple CDL's from more than one state. Federal regulations require you to pass a physical exam every two years, be at least 21 years of age for driving commercial vehicles across state lines.
The Act established three separate classes of commercial driver's licenses:
Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GWVR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
Class C: Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.
Many states make exceptions for farm vehicles, snow removal vehicles, fire and emergency vehicles and some military vehicles.
What are the endorsements on CDL's?
To be licensed for certain types of commercial vehicles, extra testing is required. If you pass, you
will receive an endorsement on your CDL. The five DOT endorsements that you can apply for are:
* T―Double/Triple Trailers (knowledge test only)
* P―Passenger (knowledge and skills tests)
* N―Tank Vehicle (knowledge test only)
* H―Hazardous Materials (For hazmat, knowledge test only)
* S―School Buses (knowledge and skills tests)
What are FMCSA mandated DOT Requirements for Medical Certification for CDL's?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require interstate commercial drivers to be medically fit to operate their vehicles safely and competently. You must have passed a CDL medical examination, within the past 2 years and carry a current or valid U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate on you at all times. Acceptable proof of examination for the Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a fully completed Medical Examiners Certificate Form 649-F (6045). A medical examiner will need to complete the FMCSA Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination as well as the certificate at the end of the packet
Links to federal requirements for first time CDL Applicants and Current CDL Holders:
What is a NYC TLC Driver Medical Examination?
Medical certification for New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission- "Yellow Cab" applicants for commercial licensure.
The purpose of the medical examiner's certificate is to certify that the yellow cab or taxi driver
is medically fit to safely operate a NYC TLC licensed yellow cab or taxi or Limousine.
I drive a yellow cab (taxi) in NYC. Do I need to bring NYC TLC forms with me?
No. You do not need to get a form with you to Statcare. We provide all the forms.
Useful DOT link for NYC TLC yellow cab driver medical form 4.01.10:
What is NYC Department of Education (DOE) Office of Pupil Transportation Physicals (Drivers & Escorts) and School Bus Driver Medical Examination?
Physical examination to determine medical condition of school bus driver under New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Article 19A: The purpose of the medical examiner's certificate is to certify that the bus driver is physically or medically qualified to operate a school bus in accordance with Commissioner's Regulation 6.10 or 6.10-a.
You do not need to get a form with you to Statcare. We provide all the forms.
Where can I get the NYS DMV forms?
Here are some useful DMV links for Form DS-874:
NYC: New York City
CDL: Commercial Drivers License
DOT: Department of Transportation
DMV: Department of Motor Vehicle
TLC: Taxi and Limousine Commission, NYC
Yellow Cab: NYC taxis are called Yellow Cabs
DOE: Department of Education, NYC
CDL Card: Commercial Drivers License (Medical) Card
FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration