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CDL Medical Examiner Certificate FMCSA DOT Card NYS DMV

Statcare Walk-in & Urgent Medical Care facility has two locations; one each in Hicksville (Long Island) and Astoria (Queens). Both locations perform US DOT medical exams and give the medical examiners certificate & CDL Card for:

- New York State Commercial Drivers License (CDL) for truck drivers driving commercial trucks compliant with USDOT Medical Examination regulations

- Renewal of existing NYS Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

All for $99 only.

No waiting.

No appointments. We open at 10 AM all 7 days. We close at 8PM on weekdays and 5 PM on Weekends and Holidays.

Come in at least 1 hour before closing time as the CDL Medical Exam does take 30-40 mins. to complete


Why wait? Just walk in today at any of our 2 locations and get your NYS CDL Card!

Statcare Hicksville is located at 232 West Old Country Road, NY 11801. Call (516) 938-1550 for directions

Both locations open at 9 AM. Statcare does CDL Medical Exams all 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Statcare professionals perform your vision check and the Urine test at the time of the DOT Medical Exam visit at no extra cost

You may not use your health insurance for a DOT exam. For other services, if you have health insurance, Statcare accepts all major plans

(HIP, GHI, Emblem Health, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, United Healthcare etc.)

FAQ's for Truck drivers: NYS DOT Medical Exams

  1. Is DOT Medical Exam for commercial drivers license or CDL physical exam covered by my medical insurance plan?
  2. Who needs to get a DOT physical exam done?
  3. I don’t have a health insurance plan. What will it cost me to come to the medical examiner and get my CDL Card?
  4. What can I expect to pay and what is your payment policy for the CDL medical visit?
  5. What do I need to bring with me? MY CDL License and what else? Should I print the forms from the NYS DOT website?
  6. I have to make deliveries. How long does it take for this DMV required medical examination if I came to Statcare in Astoria?
  7. I have a Commercial drivers license for years and never had to have a DOT doctor give me a medical exam before. Is this a new requirement in NY? Are all truck drivers required to have this medical check-up for their CDL renewal?
  8. What will happen if your DOT examiner finds a medical condition that requires treatment and follow-up?
  9. My CDL doesn’t expire for a few more weeks. Can't I wait on the CDL renewal?
  10. How long is a commercial driving license in NY State valid for?
  11. How often do I need to come to Statcare, Astoria to get the DOT/CDL physical done?
  12. What should be expected during the commercial driver’s physical examination?
  13. How do I get my Department of Transportation medical certificate?
  14. What do I need to expect during the commercial driver's physical examination?
  15. How do I get a Department of Transportation Medical Certificate?
  16. How do I qualify for a NYS Commercial driver license (CDL) application in NY?
  17. What are the Federal Guidelines for CDL's or operators of commercial vehicles?
  18. What are the different endorsements on CDL's?
  19. What are FMCSA mandated DOT Requirements for Medical Certification for CDL's?
  20. If I needed DOT CDL forms for the CDL Card where can I get the NYS DMV forms?


Is DOT Medical Exam for commercial drivers license or CDL physical exam covered by my medical insurance plan?

No. DOT Medical Exam and CDL physicals are employment related and not covered by health insurance plans.


Who needs to get a DOT physical exam done?

You need a DOT Physical if you are a Commercial Driver that operates:

a. vehicles used for commercial purposes that have a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating or combined weight rating greater than 10,000 lbs.

b. vehicles designed to transport 16 or more people including the driver

c. vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.


I don’t have a health insurance plan. What will it cost me to come to the medical examiner and get my CDL Card?

Statcare’s charges are $99 regardless of whether you have health insurance or not. It includes a vision test and urine test (not a drug screen test)


What can I expect to pay and what is your payment policy for the CDL medical visit?

Statcare in Astoria, Queens will need to be paid

1. $99 at the time of your CDL medical visit (health insurance ccan not be used for this service). Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted. No personal checks.

2. Payment in full by your company at the time of your visit.


What do I need to bring with me? MY CDL License and what else? Should I print the forms from the NYS DOT website?

All Commercial Drivers (New CDL applications or renewal of existing NYS CDL) need to bring:

Any eye glasses that you wear

A current CDL license that you intend to get renewed

Also, drink water before you come since a urine sample is required (not a drug screen)

Comercial drivers don't need to print or bring any DOT forms - Statcare provides them free of cost.

Statcare’s DOT Medical experts will provide you with the completed CDL Medical Card at the end of your visit.

Statcare’s DOT professionals will perform both the New York State mandated DMV Eye Examination and the NYS DOT required Urine Test on-site (takes less than 2 minutes). Statcare is a one-stop shop for all your CDL needs!

At the end of your medical visit, you will be given a completed Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination and a Medical Examiner's Certificate.

Our DOT physical is the quickest and most convenient DOT Medical exam in all of New York City. If you live in any of the 5 boroughs, Statcare is accessible by subway (N and Q trains). Trucking companies send their truck drivers to Statcare from Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens and Staten Island for their CDL recertification.


I have to make deliveries. How long does it take for this DMV required medical examination if I came to Statcare in Astoria?

Statcare professionals are the DOT medical experts in all of NYC! It takes about 30-45 minutes to perform and complete the DOT Medical Examination Form.

If you are busy today, you can come in any other time. Statcare, Astoria is open weekends, evenings and all holidays – 365 days a year.

You can drive in any time and get same day DOT CDL Certificates!

Employers of trucking companies and truck drivers doing private business save "idle" time. Statcare helps minimize the driving time lost when your commercial vehicle is off the road.


I have a Commercial drivers license for years and never had to have a DOT doctor give me a medical exam before. Is this a new requirement in NY? Are all truck drivers required to have this medical check-up for their CDL renewal?

If you are applying for a new CDL or have an existing commercial license to drive a commercial vehicle, you need to get the DOT Medical Examination done. This DOT requirment applies to all NYS commercial license holders who operate:

a. vehicle used for commercial purposes that have a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating or combination weight rating more than 10,000 pounds;

b. vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver;

c. vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.


What will happen if your DOT examiner finds a medical condition that requires treatment and follow-up?

Statcare is a certified urgent care. Statcare’s DOT experts can order tests and write prescriptions to treat any medical condition if they find one. Please take time to review all the medical services that Statcare provides. If you need treatment or follow-up, Statcare will provide it for you.


My CDL doesn’t expire for a few more weeks. Can't I wait on the CDL renewal?

No. Please don’t delay in getting the CDL renewal from NYS. A commercial driver's license is your biggest asset in a tough job market.

It may interest you to know that:

. you need a new medical certificate every two years

. you could lose your job, get fined by the DMV or even worse; have your commercial

. vehicle impounded in the absence of a valid current DMV medical certificate

. you can actually renew your CDL up to one year before the expiration date of the commercial driving license?

So, why wait? Come on in now and get that CDL taken care of!


How long is a commercial driving license in NY State valid for?

An original commercial driver license from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles is valid for about five years, although every two years you must have a DOT MEdical Examiner certify that you meet federal DOT medical requirements to drive commercial vehicles. The New York State DMV office will send you a CDL Medical Card renewal notice 45-60 days before the medical exam on your commercial license expires, but you can renew it up to a year before the expiration date of the commercial driving license.

Useful link:

http://www.dmv.org/ny-new-york/apply-cdl.php


How often do I need to come to Statcare, Astoria to get the DOT Medical Exam or a CDL physical examination done?

A DOT Medical Exam needs to be renewed every two years. Statcare gives all healthy drivers (truckers, school bus and taxi drivers) a CDL medical certificate valid for the full 2-years (which is the maximum allowed in NY State). Other facilities may give you only a 6 month or a 1 year validity on the DOT medical certificate and you will need a renewal at the end of that period. Drivers with chronic disease may need more frequent physical examinations by the DOT Medical Examiner or the DMV doctor and such commercial drivers may need to come back sooner for their CDL medical exam.


What should be expected during the commercial driver’s physical examination?

The DOT approved Medical Examiner will briefly review the health history for the CDL medical examination. The medical history is followed by a thorough physical examination. In NYS, you also need:

Vision test: visual acuity and color vision test (bring your glasses with you) for the CDL Medical Exam

Hearing test

Urine test (not a drug test)

EKG (heart test) as appropriate


How do I get my Department of Transportation medical certificate?

If the DOT doctor finds that you are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will sign your medical certificate which you will need to bring to the DMV to get your CDL License renewed.

The purpose of the DOT physical examination is to ensure that Commercial truck drivers are physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle.


What do I need to expect during the commercial driver's physical examination?

The DMV Medical examiner will talk to you and obtain a brief health history for the DOT Medical Exam/CDL physical examination.

This is followed by a thorough physical examination of all body systems.

An eye examination (Vision test) will be done to test for visual acuity and color vision. Please don't forget to bring your eye glasses with you.

Hearing will be tested

A Urine sample will be tested for blood, protein and sugar

An EKG (heart test) may be done as needed.


How do I get a Department of Transportation Medical Certificate?

The DOT physical examination is done to ensure that truck drivers, school bus drivers and taxi drivers are medically fit to operate commercial vehicles. If we find you to be physically and medically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle, we will complete and sign your CDL medical certificate. You can bring this CDL medical certificate to your employer or any DMV in NYS.


How do I qualify for commercial driver license (CDL) application in NY?

New York's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues a commercial driver license (CDL) to

applicants who are residents of the New York State and already have a Class D, Class E, or Non-CDL Class C license in NY.

An out of state valid CDL makes you eligible to apply for a NYS CDL and you may be required to surrender your out-of-state license (federal regulations).


What are the Federal Guidelines for CDL's or operators of commercial vehicles?

The purpose of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was to improve highway safety and ensure that drivers of commercial vehicles are qualified to drive them; and to remove unsafe commercial drivers from the highways.

The Act established minimum standards for truck drivers that must be met when issuing

commercial driver's licenses (CDL's). The Act also made it illegal to have more than one driver's license - either a regular or a commercial driver's license, but not both. Also, you can have one CDL license from the state you reside in but cannot simultaneously hold multiple CDL's from more than one state. Federal regulations require you to pass a DOT physical exam every two years, be at least 21 years of age for driving commercial vehicles across state lines

The Act established three separate classes of commercial driver's licenses:

Class A CDL: Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GWVR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

Class B CDL: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.

Class C CDL: Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

Many states make exceptions for farm vehicles, snow removal vehicles, fire and emergency vehicles and some military vehicles.


What are the different endorsements on CDL's?

To be licensed for certain types of commercial vehicles, extra testing is required. If you pass, you will receive an endorsement on your CDL. The five DOT endorsements that you can apply for are:

* T—Double/Triple Trailers (knowledge test only)

* P—Passenger (knowledge and skills tests)

* N—Tank Vehicle (knowledge test only)

* H—Hazardous Materials (For hazmat, knowledge test only)

* S—School Buses (knowledge and skills tests)


What are FMCSA mandated DOT Requirements for Medical Certification for CDL's?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require interstate commercial drivers to be medically fit to operate their vehicles safely and competently. You must have passed a CDL medical examination, within the past 2 years and carry a current or valid U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate on you at all times. Acceptable proof of examination for the Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a fully completed Medical Examiners Certificate Form 649-F (6045). A medical examiner will need to complete the FMCSA Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination as well as the certificate at the end of the packet

If I needed DOT CDL forms for the CDL Card where can I get the NYS DMV forms?

Here are some useful DMV links for Form DS-874:

http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/forms/ds874.pdf

http://www.dotmedicalexaminer.com/nyc_tlc__nys_dmv_article_19a_physical


Links to federal requirements for first time CDL Applicants and Current CDL Holders:

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms/mv445.pdf

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/



Glossary:

NYC: New York City

NYS: New York State

CDL: Commercial Drivers License

DOT: Department of Transportation

DMV: Department of Motor Vehicle

CDL Card: Also called a DOT Card. Commercial Drivers License (Medical) Card

FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration