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About The Foundation

The mission of the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc is to support programs that provide Oklahomans access to preventative 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


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

For More Information Call:



Oklahoma City:



Caring Van Staff

Jenny Koetter
Program Coordinator


Oklahoma City

Andrea Oguinn


Amy Pulliam


Brooke Townsend
Executive Director


Emily Bolusky


Board of Directors

M. Ted Haynes

Brooke Townsend
Executive Director

Mark Larson

Eric Nilles
Assistant Treasurer

Roni Rierson
Corporate Secretary

Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Russ Florence
Stephania Grober
Stephen Grossi
Rick Kelly
J.T. Petherick
Meg Salyer
Dr. Don Wilbur

Council of Advisors

Martha Burger
Dr. Dianne Gasbarra
Paula Huck
Michael Johnson

Laura Kenny
Ron King
Dave Lopez
Mary Melon

Dr. Marc Milsten
Leslie Paris
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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