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A CDL physical is the medical exam required to obtain your commercial driver’s license. Also known as the DOT physical, the point of the physical is to determine your fitness to perform your job. The demands of a commercial driving job can take a toll on your body and your health, so the Department of Transportation created a standardized test to keep you, and others on the road, safe.

Remember, you cannot get a CDL physical by just any doctor. They must be US DOT certified exam locations. At Statcare, we know how important it is to keep an up-to-date certificate, so we made sure all of our doctors were certified to complete the CDL physical. No matter the Statcare location you visit, our NRCME certified medical examiners will be able to perform the CDL medical exam and assist you through the process quickly and painlessly. And if you are a new commercial driver, then you will become eligible to take the road test given by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles under FMCSA and USDOT guidelines.

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What Does a Driver’s License Physical Exam Cover?

The driver’s license physical exam covers a few routine tests. The DOT certified physician wants to make sure that you are healthy enough to do the job of a commercial driver. That does not mean you need to be in the best shape of your life, but you will have to pass some tests. The CDL physical includes a test of your vision, your hearing, and also requires a urine sample. The physical also involves a medical review, checks your heart, blood pressure and administers a few additional tests. You won’t be checked for alcohol or drugs, unless your employer requires it

Preparing for Your CDL Physical

At Statcare, we try to make the process as quick as possible. We want to get you back on the road as soon as possible. If you pass your CDL physical, you won’t have to come back for another one for 24 months. And don’t worry about keeping a record, we’ll keep your information on file. We also let you know before you’re due for your next CDL physical so you have plenty of time to schedule a visit.

On the day of your CDL physical, make sure you bring your medical records and any relevant notes from your specialist doctors. This will help your physician understand your health concerns and what you need to pass the exam. If you forget any paperwork, just come back at a different time. We’re open everyday, including holidays and weekends.

Paying for A CDL Physical

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover your CDL physical. However, we offer special pricing on our CDL medical exams. Come in for your test, and any vision and hearing help you might need and it will only cost you $85. High quality care at an affordable price is what we believe in most at Statcare. There will be an additional $10 charge for federal reporting.

While you’re here, feel free to ask one of our doctors about any one of our other services. At our urgent care locations, we can treat anything from a minor cut, to an ear infection, the common cold and so much more. Don’t waste time traveling all around town to see different doctors, when we can get your physical done and treat any other concern all during the same appointment! Call us today to schedule your CDL physical.

Where can I get a DOT medical card?

Statcare Is The #1 Choice For A USDOT

  1. Statcare does DOT Medical Exams all 7 days a week incl. Sat., Sun. & All Holidays (Call For Appt.)
  2. Statcare is open late every day for DOT Medical Exam.
  3. Statcare offices are located near Subway, LIRR & Bus Stops
  4. Statcare does not require you to have an appointment. Just walk-in!
  5. Statcare reminds you before your next CDL medical certificate renewal is up
  6. Statcare submits to the FMCSA while you are still in the office
  7. Statcare submits to NYS DMV as well. Save a trip to the DMV.
  8. Statcare does CDL Medical Exams for large trucking companies. Avoid risking your CDL license. Come to the experts!
  9. Statcare price includes Audiometry and other things if you need special testing to pass. No hidden charges!
  10. Statcare provides laminated CDL Cards if you want one.

What is a DOT card and what is it for?

At Statcare, our DOT medical examiner will perform a DOT physical exam and give you the medical examiner certificate for:

You can come on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for your CDL Card. Statcare is open late on weekdays until 8 PM (most locations) and 9 PM in Brooklyn so you can come after work too!

Call us after 8 AM at (917) 310-3371 and book your appointment today!

Statcare locations open at 8 AM (Mon-Fri) and 9 AM (Sat-Sun & Holidays) for CDL DOT medical exams. Statcare’s all-inclusive CDL medical exam includes your vision check and urine test at the time of the DOT medical exam visit.

At Statcare, our DOT medical examiner will perform a DOT physical exam and give you the medical examiner certification for:

  • New Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for truck drivers driving trucks and school bus drivers (Article 19A)
  • NYC taxi and limousine drivers (NYC TLC Certificate)
  • Renewal of existing NYS Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


What is a medical card for CDL?

A medical card for CDL is proof that you are healthy and capable of operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) without any medical conditions that could be dangerous to other motorists.

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 then you can expect to operate again. Statcare is open weekends, evenings, and all holidays. You can drive in anytime and get same-day DOT CDL certificates!

To 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, 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. Take the completed DOT medical card with you as soon as the visit is completed. We perform the DMV eye examination and DOT required urine test 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, Suffolk, Queens). Any wonder why drivers come to Statcare from DMV Bronx and Queens in NYC for their TLC medical certification and DOT commercial driver’s license medical certificate?

If you find a medical condition that needs treatment, what happens?

Not to worry. We are a certified urgent care clinic. 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 for your commercial driver’s license.
Did you know that?

  • You need a new cdl 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 Card 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 be 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 $95 ($85 for the exam and $10 for federal reporting). This includes a urine test and an eye exam, too!

Who needs to get a DOT physical exam?

You need a DOT physical if you are a commercial driver who operates:

  • Vehicles used for commercial purposes that have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating or combined weight rating greater than 10,000 lbs.
  • Vehicles designed to transport 16 or more people, including the driver
  • Vehicles used to transport hazardous materials
How long is a commercial license in NY State valid?

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.

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How often do I need to come to Statcare to get the DOT/CDL physical?

Every two years. Statcare gives all healthy drivers (truckers, school bus, and taxi drivers) a medical examiner 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 should I expect during the commercial driver’s physical examination?
  • Our 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.
  • Your hearing will be tested.
  • A urine sample will be tested for blood, protein, and sugar.
  • An EKG (heart test) may be done for people with heart trouble.
What should I expect during the commercial driver’s physical examination?
  • Our 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.
  • Your hearing will be tested.
  • A urine sample will be tested for blood, protein, and sugar.
  • An EKG (heart test) may be done 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 medical certificate. You can bring the CDL Card to your employer or any DMV in NY State.

What is your payment policy?

For your convenience, we offer the following payment options for a DOT Medical Exam:

  • $95 paid in full at the time of visit (regardless of health insurance coverage). Cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted. No personal checks.
  • Payment of the balance in full by the employer at the time of service.
How do I qualify for a 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 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 if I fail a driver’s license physical exam?

If you fail a driver’s license physical exam because you have a medical condition, you can apply for an exemption. If you are granted a medical variance, make sure that it is always current and updated.

What are the federal guidelines for CDLs?

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 (CDLs). 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 CDLs from more than one state. Federal regulations require you to pass a physical exam every two years and 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 CDLs?

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 CDLs?

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 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a fully completed Medical Examiner’s 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 NYC TLC Medical Certificate or 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 bring a form with you to Statcare. We provide all the forms. Here is a useful DOT link for NYC TLC yellow cab driver medical form 4.01.10

What is the 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 bring 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:

https://www.dotmedicalexaminer.com/Medical Forms & Certificates