• Health in Motion services during March

    SARASOTA, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health in Motion staff will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during March. The Registered Nurse (RN) also helps individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.

    Health in Motion services include:
    Blood pressure screening
    Body mass index (BMI) measurement
    Diabetes – glucose screening
    HIV and STD testing (select sites)
    Tips for staying healthy
    Referrals to:
    “Quit Your Way” with Tobacco Free Florida
    Medical and dental care at Community Health Centers of Sarasota County
    No appointment is needed. If the Health in Motion bus is not present, services will be inside the buildings of locations visited.

    The following is a scheduled of dates and locations. The bus is noted when present.


    Wednesday, March 1, 1-5 p.m.
    USF Sarasota Manatee Fun and Fitness Expo (Bus)
    8350 N. Tamiami Trail

    Thursdays, March 9 and March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Salvation Army (Bus)
    1400 Tenth St.

    Saturday, March 18; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (Bus)
    Newtown Health and Education Expo
    1845 34th St.

    Monday, March 27, 9:30-2:30 p.m.
    Goodwill Manasota North Trail Mecca
    5150 N. Tamiami Trail


    Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Longboat Key Fire Rescue
    Community Open House event
    5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive


    Wednesday, March 8, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Nokomis Park Community Center
    234 E. Nippino Trail


    Wednesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Sandra Sims Terry Community Center (Bus)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
    509 Collins Road


    Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Goodwill Manasota Center Venice Rialto
    676 S. Tamiami Trail

    Friday, March 17, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (Bus)
    1400 Ogden Road

    Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Salvation Army Family Store (Bus)
    1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South


    Monday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Elsie Quirk Library (Bus)
    100 W. Dearborn St.


    Friday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Goodwill Manasota
    14249 Tamiami Trail
    (US 41 and Sumter Blvd.)

    Thursday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
    14253 Tamiami Trail

    To view the events calendar, click here.

    For more information, call 941-400-1412 or visit http://www.sarasotahealth.org.

    About the Florida Department of Health
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