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Mobile health services coming in August
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Mobile health services coming in August

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at eight sites around the county during August.

Services also will be available at the Ready, Set, Grow! Infant to Kindergarten Family Fair on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The fair will be held at the mall's main entrance between JCPenney and Yoder's Marketplace.

The services offered at the established sites include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testing, adult immunizations, and health education. 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. 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

Monday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Selby Goodwill Jobs Center
1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Monday, Aug. 6, 1 - 3 p.m. 
Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Special Event: Ready, Set, Grow! Infant to Kindergarten Family Fair
Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Westfield Sarasota Square Mall
8201 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. (Located at the main entrance between JCPenney and Yoder's Marketplace)

NOKOMIS

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon
The Community Pharmacy
225 Tamiami Trail S.

LAUREL

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2-5 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road

VENICE

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1 - 3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1400 Ogden Road

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.

NORTH PORT

Friday, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.-noon
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church
4200 S. Biscayne Drive

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit www.sarasotahealth.org to view the calendar. Anyone without computer access can visit a health kiosk at any Sarasota County public library or Senior Friendship Center.

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