DOT-TLC Medical Examination

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Essen Medical has several NRCME Certified DOT Medical Examiners who can perform both CDL and New York Taxi & Limousine Commission (T&LC) certified medical exams. We also offer the required vaccinations and blood testing for applicants that need to meet those requirements.

At Essen Medical, our DOT medical examiner will perform a DOT physical exam and give you the medical examiner certification for:

  • New Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for truck drivers, driving trucks and school bus drivers
  • NYC Taxi and limousine drivers (NYC TLC)
  • Renewal of existing NYS Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


Please see below for our available locations and hours of operations. Also remember the day of your visit to bring a valid proof of identity (passport, driver's license or any other government issued ID).

The US Department of Transportation has regulated certain medical conditions for CDL drivers. Below are a few examples of DOT physical requirements.

  • Need to have 20/40 vision with or without vision corrections, each eye, as well as both eyes combined.
  • Ability to distinguish color is necessary.
  • Hearing should be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.
  • Maximum allowable blood pressure is 160/100. Use of prescription medication to achieve this threshold is allowed.
  • An applicant can have diabetes which is controlled through diet or medication. Diabetes which is controlled though insulin injections is not permitted
  • Your blood sugar level must be less than 200.
  • No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is permitted.

Certified Physicians:


  • 1550 University Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10452
    Phone: (646)350-1616
    Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

  • 2015 Grand Concourse Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10453
    Phone: (718)299-7295
    Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

  • 3200 Grand Concourse Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10458
    Phone: (718)561-3200
    Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m