In order to receive a valid CDL medical card, commercial drivers are required to use a certified medical examiner (CME) for DOT physicals. Pioneer Medical Center has an occupational health specialist certified on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, so you can get in to see us and get back on the road.
You must pass all of the federal DOT physical requirements before a medical card can be provided. Avoid delays or additional expense by coming prepared. Here's a checklist to help you prepare for your DOT physical.
If you are uncertain if you will qualify for a DOT card, you may want to visit your primary provider or specialist before your recertification.
You can find your Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form here.
Commercial drivers must maintain a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) on their Montana driving record. If you don’t maintain a current MEC with the Motor Vehicle Division, your commercial driver license will be downgraded to a noncommercial license.
You must provide a copy of your new MEC to the Montana Motor Vehicle Division prior to the expiration of your current certificate. Do not count on your medical provider or employer to submit your MEC. Please mail, email, or fax a legible copy of your MEC to the Montana Motor Vehicle Division.
Motor Vehicle Division
Attn: CDL Help Desk
PO Box 201430
Helena, MT 59620-1430
To obtain a medical certificate you must be examined by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). At PMC, Dr. Ace Walker is a FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner for all three classes of flight licenses.
As the airman you should follow these steps to apply for and obtain your medical certificate:
At your scheduled appointment, the AME will complete your medical examination and the remainder of the FAA application form. If you meet the required medical standards, the AME will issue you a medical certificate.