Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals in Maryland

If you are in the process of obtaining a license to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are required to get a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. This exam ensures that you can safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. If you need a DOT physical and are living in Maryland or Washington, DC, visit Fast Track Urgent care for a walk-in exam. We will fill out the appropriate paperwork so you can be one step close to reviving your CDL license.



Call Fast Track at 800-417-1164 to schedule your DOT physical exam or simply walk in! At our walk-in clinic, you can come when its convenient for you.

Fast Track Urgent Care Hours – Silver Spring

Monday through Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Requirements for a DOT Physical Exam

Below is a general summary of DOT physical requirements. The Fast Track clinician who administers your physical will be able to answer any questions you have during the procedure.

DOT Physical Vision Requirements

  • At least 20/40 vision in each eye with or without correction (eyeglasses or contacts)
  • At least 70 degrees of peripheral vision on the horizontal meridian in each eye
  • Ability to recognize and distinguish typical traffic signal colors

DOT Physical Hearing Requirements

  • Must comprehend a whispered voice at five feet or more with or without hearing aid
  • If that is not possible, you must pass a formal hearing test with an audiometer

DOT Physical Blood Pressure Requirements

  • Less than or equal to 140/90
  • If your blood pressure is more than 140/90 but less than 180/110, you may qualify for a shorter interval Medical Examination Certificate

Possible DOT Physical Disqualifications

  • Failing to meet the minimum vision and hearing requirements listed above
  • Diabetes that requires insulin treatment, unless you have an exemption issued by the Federal Motor Carriage Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Loss or diminished use of an arm or other limb that impedes your ability to perform commercial driving or tasks related to driving, unless accompanied by a Skills Performance Certificate (SPE)
  • The use of some medications
  • History of epilepsy
  • Clinically-diagnosed alcoholism

For complete details on the DOT physical, visit the FMCSA website.

DOT Physical Examinations at Fast Track Urgent Care

  • You can come in on your own schedule. Sometimes, making an appointment to see your doctor isn’t possible. Maybe you can’t miss class or don’t want to lose paid time at work. Fast Track Urgent Care’s walk-in clinics make it easy for you to get the medical care you need on your schedule—when it’s convenient for you. Both of our clinic locations are open until 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and are open on Saturday and Sunday.
  • You don’t need to call ahead. There is no need to make an appointment at our walk-in clinics.
  • You can trust our staff. Our board certified doctors and clinicians provide the same level of care you would get at your own doctor’s office.
  • You won’t have to wait long. Typically, the wait at Fast Track Urgent Care is far shorter than the wait at the emergency room.

Walk-In DOT Physical in Silver Spring

If you’re looking for “DOT physicals near me,” please give us a call at 800-417-1164 or contact us here! At Fast Track, our goal is to provide prompt medical care when you need it—that’s why we accept nearly all major insurance plans. Give us a call or contact us online for more information about DOT physicals.

Urgent Care Service Area

In addition to our walk-in clinics in Silver Spring and Kensington, we also provide urgent care services for people who live and work in the following Maryland areas: Adelphi, Ashton, Aspen Hill, Beltsville, Bethesda, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Calverton , Chevy Chase, Cloverly, Colesville, College Park, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Glenmont, Hillandale, Hyattsville, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Langley Park, Laurel, Layhill, Norbeck, North Bethesda,  North Potomac, Norwood, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Scaggsville, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Takoma Park, and Wheaton. We also provide urgent care services in the Washington, DC area.