Sarasota County Mobile Healthcare unit hits the road to help those in need

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SARASOTA, FL-  The Florida Department of Health kicks off a program Tuesday to help those in need of medical attention.

Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 14 sites around the county during April. 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.

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


Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army

1400 10th St.

Tuesday, April 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Career Source Suncoast (formerly known as Suncoast Workforce-Sarasota)

3660 N. Washington Blvd.

Friday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Sarasota North Trail Center - Community Room

5150 N. Tamiami Trail

Monday, April 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Neighborhood Market

3500 N. Tamiami Trail

Tuesday, April 22, noon-4 p.m.

Sarasota Housing Authority Property

Janie's Garden

2446 Central Ave.

Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Special Event: Veterans 'Stand Down' event

William L. Little Health & Human Services Center

2200 Ringling Blvd.


Wednesday, April 16, 2-5 p.m.

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

Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

509 Collins Road


Wednesday, April 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Venice Community Center

326 Nokomis Ave. S.

Wednesday, April 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army Family Store

1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South

Wednesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

1400 Ogden Road


Friday, April 4, 9 a.m.-noon

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

St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church

4200 S. Biscayne Drive

Monday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

17000 Tamiami Trail

Friday, April 18, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Goodwill Manasota Center North Port

U.S. 41 and Sumter Blvd.

Monday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Publix Super Market  

Heron Creek Towne Center

1291 S. Sumter Blvd.


Tuesday, April 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Elsie Quirk Library

100 W. Dearborn St.

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or visit