DOT Physicals in Clearwater, FL

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam is required every two years for anyone applying for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The test is given to determine if the applicant is suitable to drive safely now and in the near future. Physicians complete an entire examination including lung, vision, and hearing functions.

The DOT states these requirements to pass a test:

  • Your vision must be 20/40 in each eye and with both eyes combined, with or without correction.
  • You must be able to determine the difference between the colors of traffic lights.
  • You should be able to hear a forced whisper at a distance of at least 5 feet.
  • You cannot have blood pressure over 160/100.
  • Your blood sugar must be no higher than 200.
  • You cannot be using habit forming drugs, amphetamines or narcotics.
  • If you have a cardiac problem, such as heart failure, you need to have passed a stress test with a note from the physician stating you have no driving restrictions.




The medical team at AFC Urgent Care Clearwater are certified to conduct DOT Exams for companies of all sizes. Our physicians are registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Federal and forensic drug testing are also offered. There is no appointment necessary and little to no wait time. We offer convenient late night and weekend hours with a convenient location at 1500 North McMullen Booth Rd. in Clearwater. Call us today for more information at 727-266-1266.