Picture of a commercial motor vehicle driver looking out the window of his truck.Erlanger ExpressCare proudly offers Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals at our urgent care center in Cleveland, Tennessee. These examinations—which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to undergo every two years—are intended to ensure that the drivers are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy enough to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

During your DOT physical, you can expect one of our certified medical examiners (CMEs) to speak with you about your medical history, check your vitals, and assess your:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Spine
  • Nervous system
  • Extremities
  • General appearance

If you pass the exam, we’ll report your results to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and provide you with a copy of your DOT medical card.

Why Choose Us for DOT Physicals?

Members of the trucking industry have many options for where to get DOT physicals, but none can compare to Erlanger ExpressCare. We’ve been providing a wide range of immediate care, wellness, and occupational health services to members of this community since 2019, and we’re the only local urgent care provider to have earned accreditation from the Urgent Care Association. Plus, we’re a joint venture with the Erlanger Health System, a respected hospital that offers the area’s most comprehensive health system.

Offering Walk-In DOT Physicals

Yet another reason to choose Erlanger ExpressCare for DOT physicals is that we administer these examinations on a walk-in basis. Rather than having to schedule an appointment ahead of time, you can simply stop in whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our Cleveland, TN, clinic—located at 4312 Holiday Inn Express Way NW—is open every day of the week with extended hours.