NFI and EmployMed

Halifax Health – EmployMed is proud to partner with NFI to provide screening services and other occupational health testing services that are customized to fit their needs.

At Halifax Health we encourage our community to Live Your Life Well.With long days of driving and meals on the road that can be especially difficult for NFI drivers. Check out these interesting health facts and what you can do to stay healthy while on the road.

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Incredible Truck Driver Health FactsSource: Fueloyal

So what can you do?

Make healthy eating choices

  • Instead of chips and cookies, have your cab stocked with almonds, yogurt, granola bars, fruit or other healthy choices.
  • Portion size also plays a huge role in healthy eating. Start your day by eating a large breakfast, you’ll be less likely to snack throughout the day. For lunch and dinner, your meals should get smaller and smaller so that you’re not eating big means right before you go to sleep.
  • STOP THE SODAS! When you drink your sugars instead of eating them, your body still thinks it is hungry.
  • Cut down on processed food and watch the salt. This will help with hypertension.

Stop smoking

Stay active

  • It’s hard to stay active when you spend your days behind the wheel, but take every rest break as an opportunity to get your heart pumping. Stretching, sit-ups and planks are all exercises that you can do in your down time.

 Visit your Primary Care provider

  • Your Primary Care provider can pick up on health issues BEFORE they happen. They know your history and previous medical records so they can help you map out ways to live a healthier life style.

 Don’t have a Primary Care physician? 

Click Here to Make an Appointment with Halifax Health – Primary Care

Need EmployMED Services?

Two convenient locations to choose from:

  • Daytona Beach – 944 Bridgewater Drive, Port Orange,  FL; 8AM to 5PM
  • Ormond Beach – 775 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL; Limited hours

Click Here to Make an appointment with Halifax Health – EmployMED

Downloadable Forms

Drivers please be advised that if you have a history of any medical conditions that could affect your recertification please provide the medical practitioner that is performing your DOT recertification the proper documentation to prevent any unnecessary delay in obtaining your recertification.  An example of this would be providing a compliance record for the use of a CPAP machine for the 30 days previous to your recertification due to sleep apnea.  For additional requirements please refer to the DOT Regulations.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/Medical-Requirements

DOT Guidelines

Physical Qualifications and Examinations – Medical Examinations

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