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Mobile health services offered at 13 county sites in October
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Mobile health services offered at 13 county sites in October

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county during October.

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

Mondays, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Selby Goodwill Jobs Center
1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Mondays, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, 1-3 p.m. 
Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd.

Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Monday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
McCown Tower
1300 Blvd. of the Arts

NOKOMIS

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

LAUREL

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2-5 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road

VENICE

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1400 Ogden Road

Wednesdays, Oct. 10 and 24, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesdays, Oct.17 and 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Goodwill Center - The Rialto
650 S. Tamiami Trail

NORTH PORT

Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and 16, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center of North Port
14809 Tamiami Trail

Friday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-noon
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church
4200 S. Biscayne Drive

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.
Grande Court Apartments at North Port
5203 Greenwood Ave.

Due to staff training, the mobile medical unit will not be making a stop at the Sarasota Housing Authority property on North Orange Avenue in Sarasota during October.

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.  

Info courtesy Sarasota County Government

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