Medical conditions and driving

Some physical and medical conditions can affect your ability to drive safely.

Services and information

Some diseases and disabilities can affect safe driving.

How to report a physical or medical condition or health changes that could affect your driving.

Medical fitness requirements for commercial drivers including those with conditions that may affect their driving.

Learn about medical examinations and driver’s licence renewal requirements.

How to report a concern about an unsafe driver with a medical or physical condition.

COVID-19 response

It’s important that government ensures Albertans are safe and competent to drive without putting extra strain on the health care system for medical evaluations. This is why government has granted a 90-day extension to provide a completed medical form for most drivers who require a medical evaluation when applying for or renewing their licence.

This extension will help ensure that vulnerable Albertans will not be required to visit a doctor’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medically high-risk drivers will still be required to present their medical evaluation at the time of their application or renewal.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Introduction

Jurisdictions across Canada, including Alberta, use the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards as a guideline in establishing the basic minimum medical and visual qualifications for safe driving.

In Alberta, you are required by law to report any medical/physical or functional conditions or changes in health that may affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Find out how to report a medical condition.

Contact

Connect with Driver Fitness and Monitoring:

Hours: 8:15 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-6612
Email: driver.fitness@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
Room 109, 4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta   T6B 2X3