New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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Occupational Health

What to Bring for Your DOT Physical

Heywood Healthcare Occupational Health

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To learn more about how Heywood Healthcare’s Occupational Health Services can help you and your employees, please call or email us.

What to bring to you DOT physical

  • Valid driver's license
  • Current medication list
  • Glasses, contact lenses and/or hearing aids
  • Federal vision or diabetes waiver (if applicable)
  • Medical records from your treating provider for any condition you may have:
    - Cardiac disease: information on your pacemaker, AED-defibrillator, stents or CABG, results of your last EKG, stress test or echocardiogram
    - Diabetes: medications/insulin use and your latest blood tests with A1C
    - Sleep disorders: last three months of CPAP recordings
    - Pain management: a list of medications and a note from the prescriber stating it is safe for you to drive a commercial vehicle 
  • Avoid caffeine and tobacco one hour before exam

The Exam

  • Blood Pressure/Pulse Rate: The medical examiner will check your blood pressure and pulse to look for high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.

  • Urinalysis: A urinalysis is required. The test looks for indications of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes.

  • Hearing: Drivers must be able to perceive what is known as a “forced whisper” at a distance of 5ft or less with- or without- a hearing aid. This standard equates to an average hearing loss in the better ear of less than 40 dB.

  • Vision: Drivers are required to have at least 20/40 acuity in each eye with or without correction. They are also required to have at least 70” peripheral in the horizontal meridian, measured in each eye.

  • Physical Examination: The physical exam will cover a dozen different categories.