Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 15 sites around the county during August

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Mobile health services offered at 15 sites in the county in September 

SARASOTA COUNTY-  The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 15 sites around the county during August.

The services offered through the mobile unit include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, health education and adult immunizations.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that offers safe and effective protection against certain cancers is offered at no cost to those who are 19-26 and have no insurance.

One dose of the Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended to replace the regular tetanus vaccine for adults, and pregnant women (for each pregnancy). It is especially important in preventing pertussis or whooping cough in adults who care for infants who are too young to be vaccinated. This vaccine is available to individuals 19-26 years of age who have no insurance or who are under insured. Tdap is also available at no-cost with no age limit for the homeless. Hepatitis B vaccine is also available at no cost to those who qualify through the special ’09’ Hepatitis Prevention Program.

Health in Motion Bus
Photo: Health in Motion Bus

The staff also assists individuals who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to find a medical home for ongoing health care.

No appointment is needed. Some services are free, including HIV rapid testing with results in 20 minutes and tobacco cessation referrals to any of the three no-cost options offered by Tobacco Free Florida’s 3 Ways to Quit. Other services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on income. A registered nurse is available at all sites.

While these services are most often provided in a 40-foot-long bus, there are times when services are provided inside the facilities visited.

The following is a schedule of dates and locations for the mobile unit:

SARASOTA

Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Monday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Neighborhood Market

3500 N. Tamiami Trail

Tuesday, Sept 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Career Source Suncoast (formerly known as Suncoast Workforce-Sarasota)

3660 N. Washington Blvd.

Friday, Sept 19, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota North Trail Center

5150 N. Tamiami Trail

Monday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Harvest House Transitional Center

2226/2228 22nd Street

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Janie’s Garden Apartments

2350 Central Avenue

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Men’s Health Forum

Robert L Taylor Complex

1845 34th Street

LAUREL

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1:30-5 p.m.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

509 Collins Road

VENICE

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army Family Store

1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Nokomis Park Community Center

234 East Nippino Trail

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

1400 Ogden Road

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

State College of Florida, Venice Campus

8000 S Tamiami Trail

NORTH PORT

Monday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

17000 Tamiami Trail

Friday, Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Center North Port

U.S. 41 and Sumter Blvd.

ENGLEWOOD

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Elsie Quirk Library

100 W. Dearborn St.

To access a printable PDF version of the schedule CLICK HERE . For more information, call 941-861-5000 or visit www.sarasotahealth.org.

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