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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

DOT/CDL Physical Examination Checklist

Please read the checklist below before registering so you may have a successful visit. 

Before your visit, please make sure you:

  • Bring your valid driver’s license.
  • Bring your glasses and wear any contacts or hearing aids if you normally do. 
  • Bring a current list of all your medications including over the counter medications.
  • If you have diabetes, bring a copy of your HbA1C blood test for our records
  • We will perform a urine test to check for sugar in your urine. 
  • Insulin requires special paper work, let us know in advance.
  • If your blood pressure is elevated you may need a clearance letter from your doctor. Please, remember to take any medication as you normally would take them prior to your appointment. Avoid coffee, nicotine and energy drinks prior to your appointment.
  • If you have had a heart attack, heart problems or stroke, please bring a clearance letter from your cardiologist or neurologist. There may be a minimum waiting period to get a card. You should bring records of any testing you have had for example cardiac stress tests, ECHO, or CT/MRI scans.
  • If you are taking blood thinners that require regular monitoring with an INR lab, bring your most recent INR results.
  • If you have newly been diagnosed with sleep apnea you will need a compliance report with at least 30 days of CPAP compliance. Per DOT requirements, you must use your CPAP >4 hours each night 70% of the time. 
  • If you have known sleep apnea, you will need a compliance report with at least 30 days of CPAP compliance. Per DOT requirements, you must use your CPAP >4 hours each night 70% of the time.
  • If you take any DEA controlled medication you may need a clearance letter from your prescriber. 
  • You may also need clearance letters for some mental health diagnoses and medications. 
  • If you have had surgery/an illness/hospital admission/ER visit/or this is a return to work DOT exam, please bring a clearance letter from your treating provider.
  • This list is NOT exhaustive. You may be asked for something else depending on your medical evaluation. Please bring any office visit notes from your doctor it will always be helpful. 

Every DOT card needs a physical form to go with it, if you are given a limited duration card, you will need a new physical when that card expires.