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.
|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:
Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18; 9:30-3 p.m.
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
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
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-Noon
Nokomis Park Community Center
234 East Nippino Trail
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 9:30-Noon
Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South
Monday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
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)
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.
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