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Health In Motion services offered during May

By Dianne Shipley

May 03, 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 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 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.     


Monday, May 1, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Booker Middle School (Bus)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program
2250 Myrtle St.

Monday, May 8, 4 - 6 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.
Five Points Park
Harvey Milk Festival
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


Wednesday, May 10, 8 - 11 a.m.
Nokomis Park Community Center 
234 E. Nippino Trail


Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (Bus)
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


Wednesday, May 3, 4:15 - 6 p.m.
Cranberry Elementary (Bus)
Food Distribution
2775 Shalimar Terrace

Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store 
14253 Tamiami Trail


Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elsie Quirk Library (Bus)
100 W. Dearborn St.

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For more information, call 941-861-2873 or visit  

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