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Health In Motion services offered during March-Correction

By Dianne Shipley

February 28, 2017

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 for:
    • “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 schedule of dates and locations. The bus is noted when present.     


Wednesday, March 1
1-5 p.m.
USF Sarasota Manatee (Bus)
Fun and Fitness Expo
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. (Bus)
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
Newtown Health and Education Expo
1845 - 34th St.

Monday, March 27
9:30 a.m. to 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 
9-11 a.m.
Nokomis Park Community Center
234 E. Nippino Trail


Wednesday, March 22 (Date change from March 15 to March 22)
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. to 2:30 p.m.
Goodwill Manasota Center Venice Rialto
676 S. Tamiami Trail

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

Wednesday, March 15 (Date change from March 22 to March 15)
9:30 a.m. to 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
(U.S. 41 and Sumter Blvd.) 

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

To view events calendar, click here.

For more information, call 941-400-1412 or visit  

About the Florida Department of Health

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DOH-Sarasota Media Contact:
Dianne Shipley, 941-861-2852;
cell 941-302-1058;