Occupational Therapy: Pre-Driver’s Assessment Program
For many adults, driving represents independence, freedom, competence, and control. It is a way to access health care, buy necessities, and stay connected to family and friends. When illness or injury limits driving abilities, a deeply personal and emotional change may occur, so returning to driving becomes a top priority for many individuals.
Successful completion of a pre-driver’s assessment helps identify problems that interfere with safe driving and reassures health care providers, family members, and patients of their competency to drive.
What Is a Pre-Driver Assessment Program?
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Pre-Driver’s Assessment Program provides patients with an opportunity to return to safe driving. The assessment includes visual, cognitive, perceptual, and physical components. If patients successfully pass the pre-driver’s assessment, they may be referred to a certified driving specialist at the Center for Assistive Technology where they can complete an on-road assessment.
Are You a Candidates?
Clients who are ideal for this service include those who have:
- Neurological impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Perceptual impairment
- Physical impairment
- Age-related impairment
- A desire to receive feedback about their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
Prior to scheduling an appointment, the patient must have a prescription from their physician and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. The Pre-Driver’s Assessment Program costs $135.00 and is not covered by insurance.
The Pre-Driver’s Assessment Program takes place at the following CRS locations:
The on-road assessment takes place at:
- Center for Assistive Technology
Forbes Tower, Suite 3010
3600 Forbes Ave. and Meyran Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for a pre-driver’s assessment, call UPMC Centers for Rehab Services at 412-673-6660, ext. 222.