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Free health services provided at 16 county sites
Free health services provided at 16 county sites

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Health Department’s Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites around the county during April.

The services offered at all regularly 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. Licensed volunteer physicians from the Senior Friendship Centers provide basic medical care when the mobile medical unit is at the Salvation Army in Sarasota. A registered nurse is available at all sites.

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


Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army, 1400 10th St.


Mondays, April 4 and 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Selby Goodwill Jobs Center, 1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way


Mondays, April 4 and 18, 1-3 p.m. 

Newtown Estates Park, 2800 Newtown Blvd.


Monday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Orange Avenue Housing Authority property, 1912 N. Orange Ave.


Mondays, April 11 and 25,1-3 p.m.

Arizona Multi-Services Center, 3900 N. Washington Blvd.


Monday, April 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon

McCown Tower, 1300 Blvd. of the Arts

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit www.sarasotahealth.org to view the calendar or to submit a special event request. Anyone without computer access can visit a health kiosk at any of the eight Sarasota County libraries or at any Senior Friendship Center.