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Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in November
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Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in November

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 14 sites around the county during November.

The Health In Motion staff will be present at the Community Health Fair and Farmers Market event at the Sandra Sims Community Center, 509 Collins Road in Laurel on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon - 5 p.m. This visit will be in lieu of the regularly scheduled U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution event on the third Wednesday at that location.

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.

*Adult immunizations are not offered at all locations.

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


Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army
1400 10th St.


Monday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

McCown Tower

1300 Blvd. of the Arts


Monday, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sarasota Housing Authority Property

1912 N. Orange Ave.


Monday, Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Selby Goodwill Jobs Center

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way


Monday, Nov. 26, 1-3 p.m. 

Newtown Estates Park

2800 Newtown Blvd.


Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon

The Community Pharmacy

225 Tamiami Trail S.


Friday, Nov. 16, Noon--5 p.m.

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center Health Fair and Farmers Market

509 Collins Road 


Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program

Venice Community Center

326 Nokomis Ave. S.


Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1400 Ogden Road


Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Salvation Army Family Store

1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South


Wednesday, Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Goodwill Center -- The Rialto

650 S. Tamiami Trail


Friday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program

St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church

4200 S. Biscayne Drive


Tuesdays, Nov. 6 and 20, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Center of North Port

14809 Tamiami Trail


Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

Grande Court Apartments at North Port

5203 Greenwood Ave.

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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