Drivers Medical cost: £85.00
To obtain your provisional category C licence you need to undertake a drivers medical. A renewal LGV/Bus medical is required at 45 and subsequently every 5 years until it becomes an annual requirement from 65. There can be exceptions to this rule though and you should always check the date in column 11 on the back of your driving licence. Our doctors are experienced in completing the DVLA D4 drivers medical and ensure you receive a cost efficient, convenient service to suit you. We will arrange your appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you.
What's involved in the Drivers Medical?
Our doctor will complete your full D4 medical during the examination. Your medical consists of an eyesight test using a snellen chart, blood pressure checks to ensure your BP meets DVLA criteria and a questionnaire regarding your medical history.
For the vision requirement, you must meet 6/7.5 in one eye and 6/60 in the other on a 3 metre snellen chart. If you do wear driving glasses or lenses, you should bring these along with your current prescription to the assessment.
Your medical assessment will also include checks for other standards that need to be met by drivers of group 2 vehicles. You will be asked questions regarding a range of issues such as epilepsy, seizures, insulin treated diabetes, and many other forms of medical condition, in order to ascertain if you meet the conditions not to be refused for a group 2 licence.
Our doctor will complete your D4 form based on the answers you provide relating to your medical history, medications and the findings of your examination. The whole process of carrying out a LGV medical should usually take around 10-20 minutes but this does depend on your health and medical history.
How often do I need a LGV Drivers Medical?
The DVLA require existing lorry drivers to have a medical at the following intervals
- at the age of 45
- then every five years until the age of 65
- after 65, the medical has to be completed every year
- a medical examination needs to be carried out for everyone before they can apply for a provisional LGV licence
How will I know when I need a LGV medical?
You will usually receive a reminder letter, together with a D4 medical form, a few weeks before your medical is due so be sure to get booked in with D4Drivers. You will also be able to tell when your medical is due according to the expiry date on the back of your LGV licence. For renewals DVLA will also send you renewal paperwork by post 56 days before your licence expiry.
To book your LGV Drivers Medical, please give us a call.
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