SARASOTA, FL -The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion staff will provide free and low-cost public health services during July.
The Health In Motion staff provides health screenings, some adult vaccines, tobacco cessation support and health education for general health and wellness. Individuals who need follow-up medical care are referred to a primary health care provider.
Health In Motion Mobile services include:
- Diabetes education and screening
- Blood pressure check
- HIV & Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing
- Hepatitis C virus rapid screening
- Body mass index (BMI) measurement
- Referrals to Tobacco Free Florida’s “3 Ways to Quit” no-cost resources
- Health education
- Limited adult immunizations including flu shots
No appointment is needed. Testing is fast and easy. HIV rapid testing results are available in 20 minutes. STD testing results are sent to the individual using a special coded text message.
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. There is a fee associated with some services; however, several tests and vaccines are available at no-cost to adults who qualify.
Please note these services will be provided inside the buildings of facilities visited. The following is a scheduled of dates and locations.
Monday, July 25, 9:30-2:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Mecca
5150 N. Tamiami Trail
Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road
Wednesday, July 27, 9-11 a.m.
Nokomis Park Community Center
234 E. Nippino Trail
Wednesday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South
Friday, July 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
1400 Ogden Road
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center in North Port
14809 Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41 and Sumter Boulevard)
About the Florida Department of Health
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