Having the physical ability to perform the requirements of your job ensures the safety of yourself and others. The experienced team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care in Blanchard, Oklahoma, offers a variety of employer services to ensure job applicants and employees are healthy and able to stay safe on the job. For patient convenience, walk-ins are accepted, or you can schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

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What are employer services?

Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care partners with businesses to enable employers to better protect their employees. Excel Family Medical helps you maintain a healthy and safe workplace with DOT physicals, pre-employment physicals, and pre-employment drug tests.

What is a DOT physical?

If you are a Department of Transportation employee or looking to get or maintain your commercial driver’s license, you’ll need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Drivers must be in proper health, including physical abilities, mental health, and in good emotional condition to perform their job safely.

DOT physicals consist of a physical exam similar to an annual physical, as well as hearing and vision tests. Your blood pressure and heart rate are checked to detect medical conditions that may not present any symptoms. DOT physicals also include a urinalysis.

What is a pre-employment physical?

Pre-employment physicals are given to job applicants as part of the application process for certain positions. What happens during a pre-employment physical depends on the exact job you are applying for, but likely will include:

  • Basic medical exam
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Heart rate tests
  • Blood pressure tests
  • Lung and heart exam
  • Vision testing
  • Hearing testing
  • Blood tests

The purpose of pre-employment physicals is to ensure a job candidate is healthy enough to perform the position’s requirements. Companies that use pre-employment physicals as part of the hiring process minimize injuries and accidents at work by hiring individuals who can safely perform the job.

What is pre-employment drug testing?

Many companies require job applicants to undergo drug and alcohol testing before finalizing a job offer. If you need a pre-employment drug test, your job offer is contingent on your ability to pass the test.

Drug testing is typically performed with a urine test, especially if you are getting a drug test as part of a DOT physical. Urine drug tests can detect many substances consumed or used up to five days prior to taking the test, including, but not limited to:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine

Some employers also require saliva, blood, or hair drug tests. Pre-employment drug tests help companies reduce risks, as people who use drugs are more likely to experience frequent absences, get hurt or hurt others on the job, and submit workers’ compensation claims.

If you require work-related physicals or drug testing, Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care can assist you. For convenience, the practice is open for walk-ins, or you can call to schedule an appointment or book your appointment online.