What You Need to Know
What is a Third Party Physical?
A Third Party Physical is a visit with the doctor at the request of another party (the “third party”) such as an employer, licensing body, government, school, or insurance provider. The purpose of this visit is to complete a form, generate a written report, or obtain a Certificate of Good Health that can be given to the requesting party.
What happens during this appointment?
During a third party physical examination, the doctor will follow the forms required by the third party. This usually includes your medical history, current medications, past surgical history, and social history.
The doctor will make notes on your general appearance and then check your vital signs: temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Height and weight will be measured, and in some instances, vaccines will be updated.
The doctor may then proceed through a range of possible examinations on various parts of your body, such as a hearing test, a Pulmonary Function Test, a Snellen test, and a physical exam, as required.
Who needs a third party physical?
Ministry of Transportation Employees
Patients with Commercial Driver’s licenses
Note: Appletree Medical Centres do not provide drug or alcohol testing on site. If required, patients will be provided with a requisition and directed to a local blood laboratory.
The fee for this appointment varies, depending on the service provided:
Ministry of Transportation: $125
Physical Exam for Form Completion: $171
Additional fees may apply if services such as Hearing Tests and Pulmonary Function Tests are required to complete the form.
Book Your Appointment Today
Third party physicals are available by appointment at the following locations:
2116 Montreal Road, Unit 2, Ottawa
Monday 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm
2573 Baseline Road, Ottawa
Monday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
150 Katimavik Road, Ottawa
Tuesday 10:00am – 1:00pm
1595 Merivale Road, Unit 1A-2, Ottawa
Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 2:00pm
240 Sparks Street, Unit C153, Ottawa
Wednesday 8:30am – 11:00am
Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm
225 Preston Street, Ottawa
Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
3001 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Sunday 8:30am – 11:30am
Greater Toronto Area
3603 Highway 7 East, Markham
Wednesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
70 University Avenue, Unit 120, Toronto
Monday 8:00am – 11:00am
2025 Midland Avenue, Unit 100, Scarborough
Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
6301 Silver Dart Drive, Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals, Mississauga
Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm
What to expect at your appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, the staff will review your form(s) and perform any basic testing and measurements that are required. The physician will perform a physical exam, and complete your forms. The staff will make a copy of the forms, and provide you with the original.
If blood tests or diagnostic imaging are required, you will be provided with a requisition and a follow up appointment in one week to review the test results and complete the form.
Please ensure that you carefully review all sections of your forms for completeness and accuracy, prior to leaving the clinic.
After your appointment
We will provide you with online access to all of your medical results and reports, through our secure and confidential Patient Portal, so that you may access them from anywhere, at any time.
Third Party Physical - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for my visit?
Fees for Third Party Physicals must be paid at the time of registration. Payment can be made by credit or debit.
Can I receive prescription renewals for my regular medication during this appointment?
Depending on the time required to complete your physical, the doctor may agree to provide you with routine health services during your visit. Please make sure that you also have a valid OHIP card with you.
My employer is going to pay for the physical - how is that arranged?
Please ask your employer to contact us via the Occupational Health Page to make arrangements for payment.