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AEIOU GREENFIELD

489 Bernardston Road

Greenfield, MA

413-773-1394
Fax: 413-773-1398

413-461-3530    Amherst

413-773-1394    Greenfield

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If a driver coming for first time certification has a blood pressure of 140/90-159/99 during the exam and there are no symptoms or other disqualifying conditions, we can initially give a 1 year certification

  • If treated, must present annual report from PCP stating number of medications, doses and that driver is not experiencing side effects of medications.


If a driver is coming for re-certification and the blood pressure is 140-159/90-99, we will issue a one-time 3 month certification and the driver will need to be evaluated by PCP.

  • If successfully treated, the driver must present annual report from PCP stating number of medications, doses and that driver is not experiencing side effects of medications.
  • If elevated BP persists after that 3 month period, the driver will be temporarily disqualified until the blood pressure is under control.
  • If the BP is better, a one-year card can be issued.


If the blood pressure is 160/100-179/109 during the exam:

  • The driver will receive a one-time 3 month certification and must be evaluated by a PCP.
  • If upon return, BP persists at 140-160/90-100, will be temporarily disqualified until it is under control.
  • If successfully treated, must present annual report from PCP stating number of meds, doses and that driver is not experiencing side effects of medications.


If BP is 180/110 or more during the exam:

  • The driver will be disqualified until blood pressure is under control.
  • The driver must be evaluated by a PCP and present annual report from PCP stating number of medications, doses and that you are not experiencing side effects of medications that interfere with driving
  • Upon return, BP must be < 140/90 in order to be certified for 6 months (because of the history of extremely elevated blood pressure, the driver will never be able to receive more than 6 months certification).


If hypertension is only controllable on high doses of more than 2 medications, the driver can only be qualified for 6 month certification

*** Do not smoke cigarettes or drink coffee before coming in for a DOT exam – this will give us a more accurate blood pressure check and may avoid delays in certification from a falsely elevated BP***

AEIOU AMHERST

170 University Drive

Amherst, MA

413-461-3530

Fax: 413-461-3532

AEIOU GREENFIELD

489 Bernardston Road

Greenfield, MA

413-773-1394
Fax: 413-773-1398

Hypertension