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For those who operate commercial vehicles in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, staying current with DOT physicals is not just a regulatory requirement—it’s a key aspect of ensuring you are fit and safe to handle the demands of your job. NewMed Immediate Care provides comprehensive DOT physicals, conducted by qualified medical examiners, to help you meet all federal health standards and maintain your commercial driver’s license.

Understanding DOT Physicals

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a specific type of health examination required for commercial vehicle drivers. It’s designed to ensure that you are medically qualified to safely drive a commercial vehicle. At NewMed Immediate Care, we understand the importance of these physicals and provide thorough examinations to ensure you comply with all regulatory requirements.

What Happens During a DOT Physical?

During your DOT physical at NewMed Immediate Care, the process includes several key components:

Medical History Review: Your provider will start by reviewing your complete medical history, including any chronic conditions or medications that might affect your ability to drive.

Physical Examination: The physical exam covers various systems in the body to ensure overall health, including:

  • Hearing and vision tests to ensure you can see and hear adequately for safe driving.
  • Cardiovascular assessment to check for heart conditions that could impair driving ability.
  • Lung function tests to detect any respiratory issues.
  • Neurological exams to assess reflexes and other nervous system functions.
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation to ensure you can physically handle the job demands.

Laboratory Tests: A urine test is typically performed to screen for underlying health issues, including kidney function and glucose levels. Some employers may also require drug and alcohol screening.

Preparing for Your DOT Physical

To prepare for your DOT physical, bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A list of all medications, including over-the-counter medications and supplements.
  • Immunization records and any recent test results or medical records.
  • Glasses or contact lenses if you use them.
  • Documentation from any specialists you see, especially if you have conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or sleep apnea.
  • If applicable, a letter from your cardiologist or other specialist that states you are safe to drive a commercial vehicle following any significant health events like a heart attack or stroke.

How Often Do You Need a DOT Physical?

Typically, a DOT physical is valid for up to 24 months. However, if any potential health concerns are identified, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, more frequent evaluations may be necessary to maintain your driving qualifications. Your provider at NewMed Immediate Care will inform you if more regular check-ups are required based on your health status.

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for Your DOT Physical

If you’re due for a DOT physical, or if you have any concerns about maintaining your commercial driver’s license due to health issues, make an appointment with NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows. We are committed to providing you with quick, efficient, and thorough care to help you stay compliant and safe on the road.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169