DOT Physicals

All Compcare Urgent Care healthcare providers are National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Employer DOT Physicals

What is a DOT Physical

At Compcare Urgent Care we’re a DOT Physical Examiner in throughout Minnesota including Rochester, Owatonna, Lakeville, Faribault, and Rogers. A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a commercial vehicle.


The job of a commercial driver is safety-sensitive; it can affect both the driver’s safety and that of the public. Employers of commercial drivers must comply with federal regulations for these physicals.

DOT Physical Examiners Minnesota

What Happens During a DOT Physical

The DOT physical will include a review of the drivers medical history and physical examination performed by a licensed NRCME Medical Examiner. The examiner holds a specialized certificate to conduct physicals on behalf of the DOT. The examination includes evaluation of:

  • Vital Signs
  • Extremities
  • Lungs and Chest
  • Heart
  • Eyes and ears
  • Mouth and Throat
  • Nervous System
  • Back and Spine

Once complete, the Medical Examiner will report the results to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). Drivers will receive a copy of the medical examiner’s certificate, or DOT medical card.

Certified and offer walk-in visits daily

What Employers Should Know

  • Only a Certified Medical Examiner can conduct a DOT physical.
  • A DOT physical is required when a driver operates a commercial vehicle across sate lines (i.e., interstate driving).
  • Employers of intrastate drivers (i.e., drivers who stay within one state) are subject to the physical qualifications regulations of that specific state.
  • All Compcare Urgent Care healthcare providers are National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certified and offer walk-in visits daily.
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