What You Need to Know About Third Party Physicals
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.
Who needs a third party physical?
Patients with Commercial Driver’s licenses
Federal government employees
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.
How Can I Access This Service?
This service is available at select Appletree Medical Centres. Appointments are required.
Book Your Appointment
The following schedules vary frequently, always consult our website to view the most up-to-date availability. Third party physicals are available by appointment at the following Appletree Medical Centres:
2573 Baseline Road, Ottawa
Monday: 9 am – 1 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
240 Sparks Street, Unit C153, Ottawa
Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm
Saturday (alternating): 10 am – 1 pm
225 Preston St., Ottawa
Greater Toronto Area
2025 Midland Avenue, Unit 100, Scarborough
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
What to Expect During Your 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.
When you arrive for your appointment, the staff will review your form(s) and perform any basic testing and measurements that are required. 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.
After the physician completes your forms, the staff will make a copy and provide you with the original. 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.
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 additional forms.
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.
Can you send the third party the paperwork they need?
Yes, we will just need written consent from you to send it to them. Please complete the Patient Information Release Form.