There is no doubt that walking is great exercise, but we know that driving is a necessity for most Vancouver residents. Without cars, it’s hard to get to work, buy groceries, visit our fantastic attractions or go on those memory-building road trips.
However, there comes a time when getting behind the wheel could endanger your life or the life of someone else. This is why Simply Wellness, the walk in clinic in Vancouver created with your best interests in mind, offers driver’s medical tests.
Who Should Get a Driver’s Medical Test?Driving is a very big responsibility. Every time you get behind the wheel and turn the key, you are in command of thousands of pounds of metal and machinery. You hurl this behemoth down the road at high speeds, along with hundreds of other vehicles, all vying for space and rushing to get somewhere. Colliding with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist often has devastating consequences.
For your safety and the safety of others on the road, you must be in driving condition before you get behind the wheel. This includes being sober, alert and not distracted. It also means being in good health.
Our walk in clinic Vancouver doctors urge you to come in for a test if you:
• Are 80 or older. Testing is mandatory at 80 and every couple of years after that.
• You are a commercial driver.
• You have certain medical conditions that could impair your function or awareness on the road.
Medical Conditions That Affect Your DrivingSome of the conditions our walk in clinic Vancouver doctors can evaluate during a driver’s test include:
• Hypoglycemia (diabetes)
• Chronic renal disease
• Respiratory disease
• Cardiovascular disease
• Hearing or vision loss
• Brain injury
• Neurological disorders
• Use of prescription medication
• And more
What to Expect From our Walk In Clinic Vancouver Driver’s TestThe process begins with your employer or specialist giving you a driver’s medical form. You have a certain number of days to complete the test, so please review the form carefully and make arrangements with our walk in clinic in Vancouver.
The doctor will complete the tests necessary depending on your age, condition and other factors. The doctor fills out the form and any other necessary paperwork. Your cooperation with our walk in clinic Vancouver doctors is appreciated at this point. We know driver’s tests can be stressful, especially if the outcome can affect your job and mobility. However, it is the best interest of all involved to only have safe, sound drivers on the road.
Once completed, your employer and/or Road Safety BC will review the test results. You may be asked to take a road test.
Let Us HelpNot only does our walk in clinic in Vancouver provide driver’s tests, we provide drop in and booked appointments for many of the conditions that affect your performance on the road. Our family practitioners and specialists are here to help you live your best and healthiest life, and the fact that we provide so many services under one roof makes it easy and convenient you to drop in.
We take your health – and your ability to drive – seriously. Visit our website to learn more about how we make wellness simple.