• Health in Motion services during May

     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 May. 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. 

       

    SARASOTA

    Monday, May 8, 3:45 – 6:30 p.m.

    Brentwood Elementary School (Bus)

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

    2500 Vinson Ave.

    Thursday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Salvation Army (Bus)

    1400 Tenth St.

    Saturday, May 13, 2 – 9 p.m.

    Harvey Milk Festival

    Five Points Park

    1 Central Ave.

    Tuesday, May 23, Noon to 5 p.m.

    North Sarasota Library (Bus)

    2801 Newtown Blvd.

    Thursday, May 25, 8 – 10:30 a.m.

    Payne Park

    Sarasota Memorial Hospital Wellness Walk

    2050 Adams Lane

    Tuesday, May 30, Noon to 5 p.m.

    Oak Ridge Apartments (Bus)

    8440 N. Tamiami Trail 

    NOKOMIS

    Wednesday, May 10, 8 – 11 a.m.

    Nokomis Park Community Center 

    234 E. Nippino Trail 

    LAUREL

    Wednesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Sandra Sims Terry Community Center 

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

    509 Collins Road

     

    VENICE

    Friday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Habitat for Humanity Re-Store 

    1400 Ogden Road

    Wednesday, May 31, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Salvation Army Family Store (Bus)

    1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

    NORTH PORT

    Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Habitat for Humanity Re-Store 

    14253 Tamiami Trail

    ENGLEWOOD

    Monday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Elsie Quirk Library (Bus)

    100 W. Dearborn St.

    To view the events calendar,  click here

    For more information, call 941-861-2873 or visit http://www.sarasotahealth.org.

     

    About the Florida Department of Health

    The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

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