Driving Assessments


Worried about whether or not someone you love still has the capability to drive? Our hospital offers a special driving assessment administered by a licensed occupational therapist specializing in driving evaluation and safety.

All you need to get the driving assessment is:

  • Physician’s referral and medical history
  • Valid driver’s license or permit

Driving assessments are not usually covered by insurance, for payment options contact us.

Driving assessments may include:

Evaluation of physical abilities such as:

  • Vision
  • Functional ability
  • Muscle strength
  • Coordination

Evaluation of cognitive abilities such as:

  • Reaction time
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Problem-solving
  • Language skills

Knowledge of traffic safety laws:

  • Compliance to rules of the road

Evaluation of in-care driving ability:

  • Appropriate driving speeds and control of the car
  • Ability to identify, avoid and/or problem solve hazardous traffic situations
  • Ability to safely operate and control a car in varied traffic situations
  • Timely responses to traffic or road changes

Following the assessment driving recommendations are provided to you and your physician.

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