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FAQs

Here is a selection of the questions that we are most frequently asked. If you have any queries which are not addressed here – please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

What types of services / medicals do we offer?

  • D4 Medical – for drivers applying/renewing for Group 2 licences for the DVLA which includes large lorries (category C) and buses (category D). This is typically for HGV/LGV, PCV minibus and trailers. For more information click here.
  • Taxi Medical – We offer taxi medicals in specific locations only. To see the full list of locations please click here.
  • MSA Medical – for drivers who are applying or renewing licences that are part of the Motor Sport Association. For more information click here.

 

Where can I have my medical?

Getting a Medical has a great range of different locations available nationwide, so you have the convenience of picking a place that is convenient to you. View the full list here.

 

How do I book a medical?

Getting a Medical offers a wide choice of locations and times so you can have your medical completed close to home and at a time that suits you. You can use our online booking system which provides real time availability or phone customer services on 0333 241 4298 (note: bookings by phone incur an additional £3 charge).

 

I can’t see any dates available?

If don’t see any dates with clinics available for your location, this is because they maybe not up on our system yet. Please give us a call and we can update you further.

 

How much does it cost?

Our affordable prices begin at £48.

 

How can I find out more?

Feel free to have a browse through our web site where you will find detailed information on all of our services.

You can get in touch with us by phone or via our contact form if you have any further questions and we will be happy to answer your questions.

You can also find detailed information and guidelines on the relevant websites:

What does the medical involve?

The D4 medical involves a meeting with a doctor who will screen your health against the requirements of the Group 2 licence outlined by the DVLA. The medical consists of three main parts a) completion of a medical report regarding your medical history and general health b) a blood pressure reading c) a visual acuity test.

 

Does the medical include the eye test?

Yes, the visual acuity section is an important part of the D4 medical and all our medicals include this within the same cost. Please be aware that in certain circumstances it may not be possible for us to complete the eye test e.g. bad vision and therefore we will advise you to see an optometrist to have this completed separately. This is in your best interests.

 

How long does the medical take?

On average medicals take 15 minutes but can depend on the individual’s history and medicals conditions in which case can sometimes take longer.

 

What do I need to bring to my medical appointment?

You MUST bring the following with you when you come for your medical:

  • Identification – such as your passport, driving licence or other photo I.D.
  • D4 Medical form – you will either be sent this by the DVLA (renewals), alternatively there is one attached to your booking confirmation or be downloaded from the DVLA website
  • Medical History – brush up on your medical history i.e. any conditions, medication and details of your General Practitioner (GP)
  • Glasses/contact lenses – if you wear this you must bring them along with you as well as your most recent prescription

 

What happens once the medical is complete?

Once the medical is complete, the doctor will hand the medical form back for you to send off to the DVLA.

 

Will the doctor tell me if I’m fit to drive?

No. Our doctors are there to complete the form and are not entitled to give an indication on whether you are fit enough. This decision is entirely down to the DVLA.

MSA

What does the medical involve?

The MSA medical involves a meeting with a doctor who will screen your health by completing an MSA medical form. The medical consists of four main parts a) completion of a medical report regarding your medical history and general health b) a blood pressure reading c) a visual acuity test and d) a urine analysis.

Please note: we are not able to carry out ECGs (these are required for international licences.

 

Does the medical include the eye test?

Yes, the visual acuity section is an important part of the MSA medical and all our medicals include this within the same cost. Please be aware that in certain circumstances it may not be possible for us to complete the eye test e.g. bad vision and therefore we will advise you to see an optometrist to have this completed separately. This is in your best interests.

 

How long does the medical take?

On average medicals take 15 minutes but can depend on the individual’s history and medicals conditions in which case can sometimes take longer.

 

What do I need to bring to my medical appointment?

You MUST bring the following with you when you come for your medical:

  • Identification – such as your passport, driving licence or other photo I.D.
  • MSA Medical form – you will either be sent this by the MSA (renewals), alternatively there is one attached to your booking confirmation or be downloaded from the MSA website
  • Medical History – brush up on your medical history i.e. any conditions, medication and details of your General Practitioner (GP)
  • Glasses/contact lenses – if you wear this you must bring them along with you as well as your most recent prescription

 

What happens once the medical is complete?

Once the medical is complete, the doctor will hand the medical form back for you to send off to the MSA.

 

Will the doctor tell me if I’m fit to drive?

No. Our doctors are there to complete the form and are not entitled to give an indication on whether you are fit enough. This decision is entirely down to the MSA.