Driving Evaluation Program

The Driving Evaluation Program at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus is for individuals with a medical diagnosis that may impair their ability to drive. Clinical and in-vehicle evaluations are available. Physicians, case managers, vocational rehab counselors or yourself can make the referral for the evaluation. The program meets the needs of people who have had musculoskeletal or neurological conditions such as:
• Stroke
• Arthritis
• Vision loss
• Multiple sclerosis
• Head injury
• Cerebral palsy
• Amputation
• Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
• Parkinson’s disease
Participants receive a comprehensive clinical evaluation to identify skills for driving and areas of concern. An in-vehicle evaluation is available in an adapted vehicle. The evaluations include assessments of:
• Range of motion
• Strength
• Visual skills
• Perceptual skills
• Sequencing
• Driving skills
• Knowledge
• Cognition
• Need for adaptive equipment
To be eligible for the driver evaluation program, participants must:
• Be of legal driving age
• Have musculoskeletal or neurological impairments
• Provide current medical history and medication list
• Transfer independently in and out of a car and/or maneuver assistive devices in and out of a car or be able to identify how they will transfer with assistance • Have a valid license or a valid instructional permit for behind-the-wheel evaluation or have permission from Drivers Review Board
• Have a physician order for an OT Driving Evaluation (if insurance is to be billed)
For additional information, to make a referral or to schedule, contact our office at 785-295-8045.