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 11 sites around the county during December

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Mobile health services offered at 11 sites  in the county in December     

 

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 11 sites around the county during December.

 

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.

 

A number of adult immunizations including flu shots, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDaP) vaccine, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines are now being offered.

 

Many of these vaccines are available at no-cost to adults who qualify. There is a fee associated with some services. The staff is now able to accept credit/debit card payment via VISA, MASTERCARD, & DISCOVER.

 

 

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, Dec. 4, 11 and 18; 9:30-3 p.m.

Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

 

Monday, Dec. 8, 9:30-3 p.m.

Walmart Neighborhood Market

3500 N. Tamiami Trail

 

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

Career Source Suncoast

3660 N. Washington Boulevard

 

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

Goodwill Manasota North Trail Center

5150 N. Tamiami Trail

 

Monday, Dec. 15, Noon-5 p.m.

Harvest House Transitional Center

2226/2228 22nd Street

 

LAUREL

 

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution Program

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

509 Collins Road

 

NOKOMIS

 

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-Noon

Nokomis Park Community Center

234 East Nippino Trail

 

 

 

 

VENICE

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 9:30-Noon

Salvation Army Family Store

1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

   

NORTH PORT

 

Monday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

17000 Tamiami Trail

 

Friday, Dec. 19, 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, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Elsie Quirk Library

100 W. Dearborn Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mobile medical unit will not be visiting the following locations due to staff limitations and holiday observances during December: Janie’s Garden Apartments in Sarasota and Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Venice.

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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