Do you need a medical certificate to drive?
Some people must provide a medical certificate when applying for or renewing a driving licence.
This is necessary for driver licences for heavy vehicles, including class 2, 3, 4, and 5. It is also necessary for commercial drivers, or if you are applying for or renewing endorsements for passengers (P), driving instruction (I), testing officer (O), or vehicle recovery services (V).
Others will be required to provide a medical certificate if they have a medical condition that could affect their ability to drive safely, such as epilepsy, diabetes, or head injuries. Those aged over 75 years will also need to obtain a medical certificate for renewing or applying for any kind of driver’s licence, and may need to see a nurse as part of the certification as well.
To obtain a driving medical, you must see a New Zealand-registered health practitioner.
Getting a driving medical with Queen Street Medical
The team at Queen Street Medical is happy to offer driving medicals on site. To take the driving medical assessment, make an appointment and let us know that you need a driving medical. On the day of the assessment, we ask that you bring your current driver’s licence. You will be asked to perform an eyesight test, so you can also bring a recent optometrist’s certificate if you have one as well.
Contact us today if you have any questions about getting a driver’s medical, or to make your appointment.
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