highwayAre you trying to acquire your commercial driver’s license? Do you need a DOT physical in order to acquire it? At American Family Care in Atlanta, GA, we administer DOT physicals on a walk-in basis, meaning you’ll never need an appointment to receive your DOT physical.

In order to ensure the roads are as safe as possible, the Department of Transportation requires operators of commercial vehicles to receive a separate, commercial driver’s license. And to make sure these operators are healthy enough to drive often-oversized vehicles for extended periods of time, the Department of Transportation requires them to undergo a DOT physical.

While we specialize in getting patients in-and-out the door in a timely manner, we don’t compromise the quality of our services, as we ensure our DOT physicals are thorough and accurate. The Department of Transportation requires the following in order to pass:

  • 20/40 vision in each eye – either with or without correction
  • Must be able to determine the difference between yellow, green and red lights
  • Be able to hear whisper from at least 5 feet away
  • Must pass stress test if ¬†applicant has cardiac problems
  • Blood sugar must be below 200
  • Applicant must have no habit-forming drug problems
  • Blood pressure needs to be below 160/100

To receive your DOT physical, visit us any day of the week at our easily accessible location on Howell Mill Road. For more information, call us at 404.236.6515. We look forward to getting you on the road!