Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 11 sites around the county during May

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Mobile health services at multiple sites in Sarasota County during May  

 

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 public health services at 11 sites around the county during May.

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Services include:
*    Diabetes education and screening

*    Blood pressure tests
*    Pregnancy testing
*    No cost HIV & Sexually Transmitted
Disease (STD) testing
*    Body mass index (BMI) measurement
*    Health education
*    Tobacco cessation referrals to any of the
      three no-cost options offered by Tobacco
Free Florida’s ‘3 Ways to Quit’
*    Adult immunizations including flu shots
No appointment is needed. A registered nurse is  available at all sites. Testing is fast and easy. There is a fee associated with some services. HIV rapid testing results are available in 20 minutes. STD testing results are sent to you using a special coded text message.
A number of adult immunizations including flu shots, the pneumonia vaccine, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDaP) vaccine, and Hepatitis A & B vaccines are offered.  Many of these vaccines are available at no-co st to adults who qualify. Credit/debit card payment via VISA, MASTERCARD, & DISCOVER is accepted.

                                         

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.

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, May 7 and 14; 9:30-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Friday, May 8, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center North Trail
5150 N. Tamiami Trail

Monday, May 11, 9:30-3 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
3500 N. Tamiami Trail

Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Career Source Suncoast
3660 N. Washington Blvd.

Tuesday, May 19, Noon-4 p.m.
Janie’s Garden Apartments
2350 Central Ave.

LAUREL

Wednesday, May 20, 1-4 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road

NOKOMIS

Wednesday, May 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Nokomis Park Community Center
234 E. Nippino Trail

VENICE

Wednesday, May 6 and 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
1400 Ogden Road

NORTH PORT

Monday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Walmart Supercenter
17000 Tamiami Trail

Friday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center North Port
U.S. 41 & Sumter Blvd.

The mobile medical unit will not be visiting the following locations during May: Harvest House Transitional Center in Sarasota as well as Publix Super Market at Heron Creek Towne Center in North Port and

Elsie Quirk Library in Englewood.
To access a printable PDF version of the schedule  CLICK HERE.

 

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or visit http://www.sarasotahealth.org.

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