Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in September

New Sarasota site added to schedule   

SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 14 sites around the county during September. The University Club Apartments at 3203 Nature Circle, Sarasota, has been added to the regular schedule, starting in September.

The services offered include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, adult immunizations and health education; however, not all services, including immunizations are offered at all sites. 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. A registered nurse is available at all sites.

While these services are most often provided in a 40-foot-long bus, there are times when services are provided inside the facilities visited.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salvation Army
1400 10th St.

Monday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
3500 N. Tamiami Trail

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Suncoast Workforce-Sarasota
3660 N. Washington Blvd.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (New Location)
University Club Apartments
3203 Nature Circle

Monday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Selby Goodwill Jobs Center
1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Monday, Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m. 
Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd.


Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2-5 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road


Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.

Tuesdays, Sept. 11 and 259:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Salvation Army Family Store
1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Goodwill Center -- The Rialto
650 S. Tamiami Trail

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1400 Ogden Road


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-noon
St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church
4200 S. Biscayne Drive

Monday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center of North Port
14809 Tamiami Trail


Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Elsie Quirk Library
100 W. Dearborn St.

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, religion, or genetic information. Persons with disabilities who require assistance or alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), or who wish to file a complaint, should contact Sarasota County ADA/ Civil Rights Coordinator, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236. Phone: 941-861-5000, TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771; email:

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