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Mobile health services offered at 11 county sites in June
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Mobile health services offered at 11 county sites in June

Sarasota, 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 June. The Elsie Quirk Library at 100 W. Dearborn St. in Englewood has been added to the regular schedule, starting in June.

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.

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

SARASOTA

 

Thursdays, June 6, 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

 

Monday, June 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Selby Goodwill Jobs Center

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 

Monday, June 17, 1-3 p.m. 

Newtown Estates Park

2800 Newtown Blvd.

 

VENICE

 

Wednesday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Venice Community Center

326 Nokomis Ave. S.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Salvation Army Family Store

1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

 

Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Goodwill Center - The Rialto

650 S. Tamiami Trail

 

Wednesday, June 25, 1-3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1400 Ogden Road

 

NORTH PORT

 

Friday, June 7, 9 a.m.-noon

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

St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church

4200 S. Biscayne Drive

 

Mondays, June 3 and 24, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Center of North Port

14809 Tamiami Trail

 

LAUREL

 

Wednesday, June 19, 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

 

 

ENGLEWOOD

 

Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Elsie Quirk Library

100 W. Dearborn St.

 

Health In Motion staff will not be at the Sarasota Housing Authority property on Orange Avenue during June. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 (TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771), 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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