Partners In Safety

  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Increase staff retention
  • Lower your medical insurance costs
  • Improve employee productivity
  • Reduce litigation risks
  • Increase profitability
  • Minimize illness/accidents which cost businesses $12 Billion each year

TLC / CDL / DOT Physicals in NYC

Affordable, Certified DOT Medical Examiners

Servicing Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens & Staten Island

We are NOT an Urgent Care. We SPECIALIZE in TLC / CDL / DOT Physicals.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 4:30 PM (Extended Hours Available Upon Request)
Address: 408 West 45th Street (between 9th & 10th Ave.), Ground Floor, New York, NY

Drivers should bring the following items to the physical:

  • Driver’s license/photo I.D.
  • Paperwork from treating provider regarding any existing medical conditions, i.e., cardiac issues, diabetes, sleep apnea, recent surgeries
  • List of current medications, including dosage, length of time taken
  • Eyeglasses/contacts, if applicable
  • Hearing aid, if applicable
  • Current or expired medical card for re-certification
  • Any waivers or exemptions for medical reasons
  • For CPAP users, compliance of use will be needed

You do not need to bring the Medical Examination Report Form. All reports are submitted electronically in our office.

The TLC / CDL / DOT Physical, which should take approximately 20 minutes, includes:

  • Health History* (medications, recent illness/injury, high blood pressure, etc.)
  • Hearing Test
  • Vision Test (for near and farsightedness, peripheral vision, range of motion, colorblindness)
  • Urine Test (this is not a drug test; it is to test for blood, sugar, protein & specific gravity)
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Physical Examination

If certified, drivers will walk out with the DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (medical card) at the end of the physical.

Once the medical examiner determines that the driver is medically fit, the driver will be certified for a maximum of two years. Drivers who take medication for blood pressure and/or diabetes will typically be certified for one year. Exemptions may be required even if a driver is deemed medically fit. For example, a FMCSA exemption is needed for drivers who are on insulin or who have acceptable vision in only one eye. Drivers who are missing a limb, or who have an impaired limb, must apply for a Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate.

Our NYC Location

Partners In Safety
408 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-PARTNER (212-727-8637
Fax: 212-246-0269
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Helping Companies to be in DOT Compliance

Commercial driving is controlled by strict regulations, including pre-certifications for drivers. Partners in Safety has offered Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals since 1993. Our certified medical examiners perform the federally-mandated procedures that keep transportation companies compliant and ensure the hiring of drivers who are physically and mentally fit.

Call us today to schedule a TLC / CDL / DOT Physical appointment in our conveniently located NYC office.

*If employees have, or have had, any of the following health conditions, they must bring medical documentation that verifies their ability to work, and a record of any current and past medications that they have been prescribed:

  • Illness and/or injuries in the last five years
  • Brain or head disorders/illnesses/injuries
  • Visual impairment/disorder
  • Hearing impairment/disorder
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disorders/surgeries
  • Muscular disease
  • Lung disease, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema
  • Digestive issues
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Sleep disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Dizziness/fainting
  • Loss/impairment of limb
  • Spinal/back pain/injuries
  • Drug use
  • Alcohol use