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 10 sites around the county during February

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Mobile health services offered at 10 sites and three special events during February  
 
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 10 sites around the county during February. The mobile medical unit will also be present at the 4th Annual Fun and Fitness Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 1-5 p.m. at New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota, and at the Holiday Park, and Harbor Isles Health Fair events in North Port on Friday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 13, respectively.
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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, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 9:30-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.
Monday, Feb. 9, 9:30-3 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
3500 N. Tamiami Trail
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Career Source Suncoast
3660 N. Washington Blvd.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1-5 p.m.

4th Annual Fun & Fitness Expo (Special Event)

New College of Florida

5800 Bay Shore Road

 

LAUREL

 

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road

 

NOKOMIS 

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-noon

Nokomis Park Community Center
234 E. Nippino Trail
VENICE

 

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
1400 Ogden Road

 

NORTH PORT

 

Friday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Holiday Park Health Fair  (Special Event)
Holiday Park Park District & Recreation
6920 Awawa Court
Friday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Harbor Isles Health Fair (Special Event)
Harbor Isles Community Association
1 Palm Harbor Drive
Monday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Publix Super Market at Heron Creek Towne Center
1291 S. Sumter Blvd.
Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center in North Port
14809 Tamiami Trail
(U.S. 41 and Sumter Boulevard)

 

ENGLEWOOD

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Elsie Quirk Library
100 W. Dearborn St.

The mobile medical unit will not be visiting the following locations due to staff limitations and participation in special events during February: Janie’s Garden Apartments, Goodwill Manasota Center North Trail, and Harvest House Transitional Center in Sarasota, and the Walmart Supercenter in North Port

 

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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