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Mobile health services offered at 11 county sites, two events in Feb.
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Mobile health services offered at 11 county sites, two events in Feb.

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 11 sites around the county during February.

Health In Motion staff also will be present at two special community events during February.

These include the Town of Longboat Key Health Fair on Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center on Longboat Key and the Iglesia Bautista Misionera De Sarasota Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sarasota.

The services offered at the established sites include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, 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.

*Some services, including adult immunizations, are not offered at all locations.

The following is a schedule of dates and locations for the mobile unit:

SARASOTA

Monday, Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sarasota Housing Authority Property
1912 N. Orange Ave.

Mondays, Feb. 4 and 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Selby Goodwill Jobs Center
1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Monday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m.
Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd.

Special Event - Iglesia Bautista Misionera De Sarasota Health Fair
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cornerstone Baptist Church
3308 17th St.

LONGBOAT KEY

Special Event - Town of Longboat Key Health Fair
Friday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bayfront Park Recreation Center
4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

LAUREL

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2--5 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center Health Fair and Farmers Market
509 Collins Road

VENICE

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Goodwill Center - The Rialto
650 S. Tamiami Trail

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1--3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1400 Ogden Road

NORTH PORT

Friday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-noon
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church
4200 S. Biscayne Drive

Mondays, Feb. 11 and 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center of North Port
14809 Tamiami Trail

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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