DOT Medical Card

What is a DOT medical card?

  • A DOT medical card is a medical documentation that is proof that you are physically capable of safely operating a commercal motor vehicle (CMV) and have no health issues that could cause danger to yourself of other motorists on the road.

 

How do I get my DOT medical card?

  • After performing and passing a DOT physical exam, provided by a DOT certified medical examiner (CME), the driver will be issued the medical examiner's certificate (MEC) - also known as a DOT health card, DOT medical card or CDL medical card.

 

Who needs a DOT medical card?

  • All commercial drivers of vehicles in interstate commerce with a gross vehicle maximum weight of over 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms) are required by the DOT to have a Medical Examiner's Certificate (ME Certificate).  The medical examiner certificate is often referred to as your "medical card".  This includes non-CDL drivers such a box trucks or other commercial motor vehicles. Just because you are not required to have a commercial drivers license (CDL) does not mean you do not need a DOT medical card.  If your gross maximum vehicle weight is over 10,000 pounds, you will likely need a DOT medical card.  

 

How long do DOT medical cards last?

  • DOT medical cards need to be renewed at max every two years, however, if a driver has certain health conditions the DOT only allows a one year card or less depending on the health condition, the severity of the health condition and how well maintained the health condition is being managed.

 

Where can I get a DOT medical card?

  • At Work Well, we are a DOT specialized clinic that provides DOT physical exams which once passed all DOT medical regulations can be presented with your DOT medical card.  Don't delay, schedule your DOT physical exam here online, of call us today 713-670-7161 so we can help you get your DOT medical card as soon as possible.

 

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