Sarasota County Brings Low Cost and Free Health services to its Residents

The Sarasota County Health Department’s 40 foot mobile medical unit, Health In Motion’s will visit 15 locations throughout north Sarasota, Laurel, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood and North Port during December.

The sites that Health In Motion staff visit each month were selected in an effort to bring basic health services to more residents with Medicaid, without health insurance or who do not have transportation,” said the program’s coordinator Tim Thompson, RN. The services offered include blood pressure, and diabetes education and screening, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, tuberculosis skin testing, adult immunizations, health education, and eligibility screening as part of assisting people in locating a permanent health care provider. Senior Friendship Center volunteer physicians provide basic medical care when the mobile unit visits the Salvation Army. No appointment is needed. A registered nurse is available at all other Health In Motion locations.

Some services are free including the rapid OraQuick HIV testing method which provides preliminary test results in 20 minutes. Other services will be offered on a sliding fee scale based on income. Community AIDS Network (CAN) and Coastal Behavioral Healthcare also provide specialized services.

December Schedule

North Sarasota

Monday, Dec. 1 and 29; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

McCown Center – Sarasota Housing Authority

1300 Boulevard of the Art, Sarasota 34236

Monday, Dec. 1, 15 and 29; 1 to 3 p.m.

La Canasta Market

2268 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34237

Thursday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salvation Army

1400 Tenth St., Sarasota 34236

Monday, Dec. 8 and 22; 9:30 a.m. to noon

Selby Goodwill Jobs Center

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota 34234

Monday, Dec. 8 and 22; 1 to 3 p.m.

Newtown Estates Park

2800 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota 34234

Monday, Dec. 15; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Orange Ave. Housing Authority Property

1912 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34234

Laurel

Saturday, Dec. 17; 1 to 5 p.m.

Laurel USDA Food Distribution

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

509 Collins Road, Laurel 34272

Nokomis

Wednesday, Dec. 17; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Community Pharmacy of Sarasota County

225 Tamiami Trail South Nokomis 34275

Venice

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 16 and 30; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Goodwill Center – The Rialto

650 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice 34285

Tuesday, Dec, 2, 16 and 30; 1 to 3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store

1400 Ogden Road, Venice 34285

January Schedule

North Sarasota

Monday, Jan. 5; 9:30 a.m. to noon

Selby Goodwill Jobs Center

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota 34234

Monday, Jan. 5; 1 to 3 p.m.

Newtown Estates Park

2800 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota 34234

Thursday, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salvation Army

1400 Tenth St., Sarasota 34236

Monday, Jan. 12; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Orange Ave. Housing Authority Property

1912 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34234

Monday, Jan. 12 and 26; 1 to 3 p.m.

La Canasta Market

2268 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34237

Monday, Jan. 26; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

McCown Center – Sarasota Housing Authority

1300 Boulevard of the Art, Sarasota 34236

Nokomis

Wednesday, Jan. 21; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Community Pharmacy of Sarasota County

225 Tamiami Trail South Nokomis 34275

Laurel

Wednesday, Jan. 21; 1 to 5 p.m.

Laurel USDA Food Distribution

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

509 Collins Road, Laurel 34272

Venice

Tuesday, Jan. 13 and 27; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Goodwill Center – The Rialto

650 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice 34285

Tuesday, Jan. 13 and 27; 1 to 3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Retail Store

1400 Ogden Road, Venice 34285

Source:
Sarasota County Health Department

Tampa Parent
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