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Save the Date: Mobile Health Unit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By Tiffani McDamiel

January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

Save the Date: Mobile Health Unit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Contact: Tiffani McDaniel, Public Information Officer
Media Desk: 407-665-3374 and 321-200-7805

Sanford, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) invites residents to the Mobile Health Unit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford, Florida. Visit whoozin.com/CUH-CNP-JNUY to RSVP and for more information. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, February 1.

DOH-Seminole’s mobile health unit provides health services to homeless, uninsured, and underinsured populations. Clients can obtain the following health services:  

  • Family Planning – Birth Control and Rechecks, Annual Physical, Pregnancy Testing, Vasectomy Referrals and Free Condoms.
  • Immunizations – Child and Adult, Flu and Pneumonia.
  • Physicals - School and College Entry.
  • Screenings – Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Body Mass Index (BMI), and Blood Pressure.
  • STD, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis – Testing, Screening, and Education.
  • Referrals – Follow-up Care, Smoking Cessation and more.

The mobile health unit is located at various homeless population sites, as well as other areas that have challenges with access to care. Locations include Remington Inn & Suites (Altamonte Springs) and Rescue Outreach Mission (Sanford).

DOH-Seminole’s mobile health unit is staffed by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and Health Support Worker. The mobile health unit accepts Medicaid HMOs, offers insurance billing and payment options including VISA and MasterCard.

“In 2014, the health department collaborated with local stakeholders to identify priority health concerns in Seminole County,” said Dr. Swannie Jett, Health Officer for DOH-Seminole. “Chronic disease prevention was identified as our main focus and that’s why we spearheaded this initiative.”

The mobile health unit is operated by DOH-Seminole, and funded by Seminole County Government, Orlando Health - South Seminole Hospital, True Health, WIC, and Healthy Start Coalition of Seminole County.

Mobile Health Unit services are provided as walk-in only. Call 407-665-3000 for more information. Specific dates, times, and locations are featured on www.seminolecohealth.com.

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