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About The Foundation

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. supports programs that provide Oklahomans access to preventive health services.

Established in 1994, the foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, funded by community contributions and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma as an in-kind donation. The Oklahoma Caring Foundation operates:

The Oklahoma Caring Van Program, providing free immunizations to children across the state.

The Caring Program for Children, providing free health benefits to children in working families who cannot afford private health insurance

 

The Oklahoma Caring
Foundation's Core Values

Commitment * Health * Partnership * Service

Vaccine Checklist Van Schedule

The Oklahoma Caring Van Program

Van Schedule Vaccine Checker PDF Document

The Oklahoma Caring Van Program delivers immunizations to protect children and adolescents from dangerous illnesses at no cost to their families. The Oklahoma Caring Van Program is uniquely designed to eliminate barriers that commonly prevent children from receiving on-time, age-appropriate immunizations in traditional health care settings.

Since the program began in October 1999, thousands of children have received immunizations from registered immunization nurses aboard the Caring Vans. Immunization information is entered in the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) so children's vaccine history is readily available.

The Caring Vans travel to licensed child care centers, schools and community locations statewide.

To Schedule a Caring Van Clinic

The Caring Program
For Children

The Caring Program for Children provides access to primary and preventive outpatient health care benefits for eligible Oklahoma children, from birth through age 18, whose working families earn too much to qualify for public coverage, yet cannot afford private health insurance.

Children enrolled in the program receive health benefits including checkups, immunizations, laboratory and diagnostic testing, emergency room services and outpatient surgeries common for children. Prescriptions are available with a small copayment.

Caring Program Coverage

Preventive care, immunizations, well-child visits

Limited outpatient surgery:

  • Removal of tonsils or adenoids
  • Hernia repair
  • Insertion of ear tubes

Doctor office visits when child is sick

X-ray and laboratory charges for outpatient procedures

  • Prescription drug coverage ($100 annually)
  • $3 copayment for generic drugs
  • $8 copayment for brand name drugs

Emergency room visits for severe and life-threatening accidents or illnesses

  • $10 copayment

Copayments

  • $3 Generic Drugs
  • $8 Brand Name Drugs
  • $10 Emergency Room Visit
    (Severe & life-threatening accidents or illness)

For More Information Call:

1.800.94.BLUES

Tulsa:
918.551.3397

Oklahoma City:
405.316.7170

WE WILL NO LONGER
BE ACCEPTING APPLICANTS
TO THE CARING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Contact

Caring Van Staff


Oklahoma City

Jenny Koetter
Program Coordinator

405.316.7170
jenny_koetter@hcsc.net

Yessenia Sanchez
405-316-7252
yessenia_sanchez@hcsc.net

Andrea Oguinn
405.316.7250
andrea_oguinn@hcsc.net

Administration


Amy Pulliam
Manager

918.551.2064
amy_pulliam@hcsc.net

Brooke Townsend
Executive Director

405.316.7216
brooke_townsend@hcsc.net

Emily Bolusky
Development
Coordinator

918.551.3403
emily_bolusky@hcsc.net

Board of Directors


M. Ted Haynes
Chairman

Brooke Townsend
Executive Director

Mark Larson
Treasurer

Eric Nilles
Assistant Treasurer

Kelli Dokos
Corporate Secretary

Beverly Binkowski
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Jeanette Gamba
Stephania Grober
Stephen Grossi
Rick Kelly
Meg Salyer
Dr. Don Wilber

Council of Advisors


Martha Burger
Dr. Dianne Gasbarra
Michael Johnson
Laura Kenny

Ron King
Dave Lopez
Mary Melon
Dr. Marc Milsten

Leslie Paris
Dr. John Phillips
Dr. Gary Raskob
Dr. John Schumann

Dr. Sarah-Anne Schumann
Dr. Kayse Shrum
Dr. Gary Trennepohl




The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization administered as in kind gift by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. These companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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