DOT Physicals in Alabama
TrustCare is proud to be your go-to when it comes to urgent care and telehealth services, but what you might not know is that TrustCare offers many other services, including services for employers. One of the services we provide is DOT physicals in Alabama. If you need to get a Department of Transportation physical because you are a commercial driver, then you understand that DOT physicals in Alabama are not offered everywhere and it may be hard to find a provider when it comes time for your yearly DOT physical in Alabama. TrustCare is committed to helping you Feel Better Faster™, but we can also provide DOT physicals in Alabama.
DOT Physicals in Alabama: What Is a DOT Physical?
DOT physicals in Alabama are different than regular physicals in that they are mandated by the Department of Transportation. If you employ commercial drivers, or you are required to have DOT physicals in Alabama, TrustCare can help. DOT physicals in Alabama are routine, and are meant to make sure that a driver is physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy enough to drive a commercial vehicle. We have a specially trained provider on our TrustCare staff to provide DOT physicals in Alabama, as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As with all of our other TrustCare services, DOT physicals don’t require an appointment, and if you need one, you can just walk in. However, it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure the provider that is qualified to perform DOT physicals in Alabama is in the office that day.
DOT Physicals in Alabama: What Do I Bring to a DOT Physical?
As DOT physicals in Alabama are slightly different from other physicals, it’s a good idea to know what to bring so you don’t have to return to the clinic. For DOT physicals in Alabama, you should bring with you:
- Complete page one of the DOT physicals in Alabama driver’s portion
- A list of all your current medications and the doctors that prescribe them
- Your contacts, glasses, or hearing aids, if any of these apply to you
It’s important to note that if you are visually or hearing imparied, and you use hearing aids, glasses, or contacts, a vision and/or hearing test will be a regular part of DOT physicals in Alabama. You do have to adequately pass the portion (with your aids) to pass the physical.
DOT Physicals in Alabama: If You Have Special Health Conditions
If you have health conditions that may interfere with your ability to drive a commercial vehicle, as part of the DOT physicals of Alabama test, you must bring extra information with you on the day of the test. If you require DOT physicals in Alabama and have the following health conditions, make sure you bring the appropriate paperwork.
- Diabetes. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you must first be able to prove that your blood sugar is under control to pass DOT physicals in Alabama. Bring your latest hemoglobin A1C test results with you to the appointment.
- High blood pressure. If you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, your blood pressure must be 140/90 or below on the date of your DOT physicals in Alabama, or you cannot pass.
- Permanent loss of use in an extremity. If you have permanent loss or loss of use of your arm or leg, in order to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, you must bring a letter from a physician, including any work restrictions. Do keep in mind that in order to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, you may have to pass a Skilled Performance Examination.
- Users of CPAP machines. If you have sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, that require the use of a CPAP machine, in order to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, you should bring a letter from your sleep specialist as well as a reading from your machine documenting its proper use. You should bring at least 90 days of data, however, one year may be required in order to pass DOT physicals in Alabama.
- Those who have heart problems. If you have cardiac or heart issues, to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, be sure to bring a letter from your cardiologist that outlines your history and your current medications. The letter should also indicate your cardiologist feels it is safe for you to drive a DOT vehicle. In addition, to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, you must bring the results of a recent echocardiogram, stress test, or other type of cardiac-related test that was taken in the last one to two years.
- Those who have a history of brain tumor, seizure, or stroke. If you have ever had bleeding in the brain, seizure disorder (epilepsy), have a brain tumor, or have suffered a stroke, in order to pass DOT physicals in Alabama, you must bring a letter from your neurologist outlining your medical history, current medical condition, and current psychiatric state.
DOT Physicals in Alabama: If You Take Controlled Substances
If you need to pass DOT physicals in Alabama and take sedatives or controlled substances under a doctor’s care with a valid prescription, you will need to bring a letter from your physician stating it is safe for you to operate a DOT vehicle. Also, those who want to pass DOT physicals in Alabama who take the blood thinner Warfarin will need to bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from a physician.
DOT Physicals in Alabama: Other Employer and Work-Related Services
Beyond DOT physicals in Alabama, TrustCare also offers other services to employers or work-related services for those who need them. Like DOT physicals in Alabama and other TrustCare services, these do not require an appointment. They include:
- Drug testing and breath alcohol testing
- Pre-employment physicals
- Employee wellness programs
- Worker’s compensation injury services
These services are in addition to DOT physicals in Alabama, and TrustCare’s urgent care, walk-in, and telehealth services. We want to help you Feel Better Faster™.
At TrustCare, our physicians are knowledgeable professionals with experience providing walk-in urgent medical care. We strive to help you Feel Better Faster by offering a comprehensive array of services to benefit your health. We understand that walk-in medical care can involve multiple factors – from injuries to illnesses to workers’ wellness. That’s why we offer multiple forms of services to help treat you quickly and effectively.
Our team values quality medical care and superior customer service above all else – at TrustCare, you will always come first. We have a goal to treat you in 60 minutes or less so you can Feel Better Faster. Say goodbye to hours of waiting and say hello to prompt, efficient, and effective care at TrustCare.
Walk-In Urgent Care at TrustCare in Alabama
We are a trusted provider of walk-in urgent care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries. You can visit us at any time during our scheduled hours to receive walk-in medical treatment. However, if you are suffering from a life-threatening injury or illness, you should call 911 or visit an emergency room immediately.
TrustCare provides treatment for many types of injuries and illnesses during our urgent care hours, such as:
- Ear infections
- Bites and strings
- Cuts and lacerations
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain
- Allergy management
- Nausea and vomiting
- Back and neck pain
- Heat exhaustion
- Sprains and fractures
- Lifting injuries
- … and many more!
You can also receive walk-in medical care for our wellness and prevention programs and employer medical services.
Wellness and Prevention Services at TrustCare
At TrustCare, we believe that annual wellness exams are necessary for confidence, peace of mind, and positive health. We offer annual wellness exams between the hours of 8 am to 11 am. At the appointment, we will discuss your medical history, perform a detailed physical exam, and perform lab tests. We recommend that you do not eat or drink after midnight prior to visiting our clinic.
We also provide camp, sports, and school physicals for children. Physicals are necessary to ensure your child is in good health prior to engaging in physical activities that could hurt him or her. Our physicians can assess your child’s physical health at any of our TrustCare without an appointment.
We also administer numerous vaccinations to help prevent serious illnesses, such as:
- Yearly flu shots
- Hepatitis A and B
Services for Employers at TrustCare
At TrustCare, we provide comprehensive medical services for employers looking to boost employee wellness or meet industry or federal requirements. Some of our occupational medical services include:
- Required physicals, such as DOT physicals, executive, and pre-employment physicals
- On-site medical services
- Drug and alcohol screenings
- Employee wellness programs
- Workers’ compensation injury management
- Hearing screenings
TrustCare also provides workers' compensation treatment for employees who've suffered injuries on the job. We provide a care coordinator to assist the employee in finding high-quality care and communicate with the employer about the circumstances of the injury.
Visit TrustCare Today
If you need to receive urgent medical care, visit TrustCare today. We have a convenient location in Birmingham, Alabama. We offer walk-in urgent care services during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1337 Montclair Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
Stop in to TrustCare today to receive the care you need and Feel Better Faster!