A work physical is any physical related to employment. Common types of work physicals include:
• Pre-employment physicals
• Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
• Workers’ compensation physicals
One of the best places to receive a work physical is at an urgent care center like UrgentMed because they make it convenient and can work with your schedule. UrgentMed offers extended hours, short wait times, and walk-in visits.
Depending on the type of work physical you’ve scheduled, your doctor may run any number of tests.
In general, though, during a work physical, your doctor:
• Asks you about your health history
• Discusses your lifestyle choices, including diet and substance use
• Checks your vitals
• Performs a physical exam
If you need to gain or renew a commercial driver’s license, your doctor conducts tests related to vision, hernias, blood pressure, hearing, and diseases like diabetes. During this time, they also assess you for conditions that could put others at risk, like alcoholism.