Mobile health services offered at 13 sites and three special events during March

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Mobile health services offered at 13 sites and three special events during March  

 

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 13 sites around the county during March.
The mobile medical unit will also be present at the Ninth Annual Sarasota Spring Fest on Saturday, March 7 from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Palmer Ranch, Clark Road and Sawyer Loop, 5849 Sawyer Loop in Sarasota as well as at the Longboat Key Community Health Fair on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department, 5490 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The Mobile Medical Unit staff will also be returning to the Holiday Park community at 4501 Holiday Park Boulevard in North Port on Monday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Image of Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit

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, March 5, 12, and 19; 9:30-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ninth Annual Sarasota SPRINGFEST (Special Event)
On Palmer Ranch, Clark Road and Sawyer Loop
5849 Sawyer Loop
Monday, March 9, 9:30-3 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
3500 N. Tamiami Trail
Tuesday, March 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Career Source Suncoast
3660 N. Washington Blvd.

 

Friday, March 13, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota North Trail Center

5150 N. Tamiami Trail

 

Tuesday, March 17, Noon-4 p.m.

Janie’s Garden Apartments

2350 Central Ave.

 

LONGBOAT KEY 

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Longboat Key Health Fair (Special Event)

Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department

5490 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 

LAUREL

 

Wednesday, March 18, 1-4 p.m.

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

 

NOKOMIS 

Wednesday, March 11, 9 a.m.-noon

Nokomis Park Community Center
234 E. Nippino Trail
VENICE

 

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

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

 

NORTH PORT

 

Monday, March 2, (;30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

17000 Tamiami Trail

 

Monday, March 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Holiday Park Health Fair  (Special Event)
Holiday Park Park District & Recreation

4501 Holiday Park Boulevard

 

Friday, March 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Center North Port

U.S. 41 & Sumter Boulevard

 

Monday, March 30, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Publix Super Market at Heron Creek Towne Center
1291 S. Sumter Blvd.
ENGLEWOOD
Tuesday, March 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Elsie Quirk Library
100 W. Dearborn St.

 

The mobile medical unit will not be visiting the following location due to staff limitations and participation in special events during March: Harvest House Transitional Center in Sarasota.
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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