In need of some answers regarding occupational health and safety service? Look no further! Check out our FAQs to find the information you need about DOT Physicals, Drug Testing & Alcohol Testing, and more in Houston, TX.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOT physicals at Wellness Heights are only $60 dollars regardless of the length of certification, ie) 2 years, 1 year, 6 months, etc. The same medical examiner does the physical start to finish so there will be no confusion in certification length. We can help with more than just physicals, we run a drug and alcohol consortium, register in the clearinghouse, and perform urine drug and breath alcohol testing.

DOT physicals are a requirement of the Department of Transportation to minimize risk of a health event happening on the road. A disqualification does not necessarily mean you will never be able to obtain a CDL, it just means you may have some health issues that need to be addressed before getting on the road.

CDL physical exam requirements include a medical history, urinalysis, vision exam, hearing, blood pressure, heart and lung exam, and overall health of the driver. It is important to remember to bring a list of your current medications, if any, and to bring your CPAP report if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United States is required to undergo a CDL physical exam. This includes individuals who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the following types of vehicles:

  • Combination vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the vehicle(s) being towed has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds
  • Single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more
  • Vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver)
  • Vehicles of any size that are used in the transportation of hazardous materials and require placards

If you are required to undergo drug or alcohol testing for occupational medicine (occmed), it is likely because your employer or regulatory agency has established certain safety regulations and policies that require it.

Drug and alcohol testing is often used in workplaces where safety is a major concern, such as construction sites, transportation companies, or factories. If you work in such an environment, you may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing to ensure that you are not impaired while on the job.

Drug and alcohol testing may also be required by regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), as a condition of employment or licensure. These agencies may have strict rules and guidelines for drug and alcohol testing, and failure to comply with these regulations can result in penalties or even the loss of your job or license.

Additionally, some employers may require drug and alcohol testing as part of their hiring process, or as a condition of employment. This is often done to ensure that the workplace remains safe and productive, and to reduce the risk of accidents or injuries caused by impaired employees.

At Wellness Heights Occmed Services, we have a “No Wait Policy”. All of our patients are seen immediately. Our convenient location makes it easy to stop in then get back on the road! If you’d like to make an appointment to reserve a certain time, please call our office or send in a request here.

Employers like you have a legal and ethical responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Reducing OSHA recordable injuries is crucial in achieving this goal. Here are some tips to help employers reduce OSHA recordable injuries:

  1. Conduct regular safety audits to identify potential hazards in the workplace and implement corrective actions.

  2. Provide adequate safety training to employees, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  3. Encourage a safety culture in the workplace, with open communication and active participation from all employees.

  4. Invest in ergonomic assessments to ensure that workstations are properly set up to reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries.

  5. Get a thorough physical exam for all employees through a reputable occupational health provider like Wellness Heights OccMed Services. This can help identify any potential health risks that may increase the likelihood of workplace injuries. Contact us to schedule an exam today!

By following these tips and partnering with a trusted occupational health provider, you can reduce the risk of OSHA recordable injuries, improve workplace safety, and ultimately increase productivity and profitability.

Want to learn the Complete Guide to DOT Physicals in Texas to Ensure Your Safety on the Road? Learn more here.

Hear why others love wellness heights occMed services
Great experience! Very friendly and professional. Did not have to wait, I set an appointment in advance. Received my DOT physical medical card quickly. I would recommend 100%
J.T. Lambert
Nikki was awesome! I have white coat syndrome bad. She was so easy going, I was totally relaxed. I have had many many DOT physicals and this was by far my best experience in 61 years! Thank You!
Dale F
Dr. Nicole amount many other staff member are very thorough and really care about the patients. The staff is great, always willing to go above and beyond to make the patient comfortable! Will definitely be back again (:
Nadia Ayala
The team at Wellness Heights is professional and made the whole process painless. I was in and out in no time and at a fraction of the cost. DOT compliance was never so easy!
K2K Properties