Driving Clinic

The goal of Community Medical Center’s Disabled Driving Evaluation and Training Program is to help individuals with disabilities develop their driving potential. It is offered through Community’s occupational therapy department. This program does not replace the Montana Driver’s Examination.

Evaluations consist of an in-clinic screening of the driver’s physical function, visual performance, and reaction time testing. If this is successful then and in-vehicle assessment is done to check the driver’s pre-driving skills and then potentially an on road assessment.

If individuals require adaptive equipment to drive such as with hand controls, training with these is also available and scheduled on an individual basis for what is needed.

Depending on the services provided, the cost varies to meet the needs of the individual. Worker’s Compensation, The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and some private insurance companies reimburse some of all of the cost of the evaluations/training. It is recommended that the owner of the policy contacts the insurance company for preauthorization before an evaluation is scheduled.