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
The Oklahoma Caring Van ProgramVan Schedule Vaccine Checker
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
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
Donating to the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc.
Tribute Gift Program
The Tribute Gift program allows individual donors the opportunity to honor the caring spirit of friends and loved ones while improving the health of Oklahoma children.Tribute Gift Brochure
The Champions of Health
The Champions of Health program recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the state who are working to improve the health of Oklahomans through grassroots efforts and programs. The Champions of Health banquet serves as the signature fundraiser for the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. Sponsorships are available.Champions of Health
GiveSmartOKC allows donors and prospective donors to learn more about nonprofit organizations that operate in Central Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Caring Foundation. Through our GiveSmartOKC profile, we maintain a high level of transparency that assures our donors that dollars they invest in our organization are well spent.GiveSmart
Wish List Information:
- Print/copy services
- Vehicle detail services
- Gift cards for fuel purchases
- Bottled water
- Disinfectant wipes and sprays
- Armor All products
- Swiffer floor cleaner
- Window cleaner
- Shop towels or heavy paper towels
- Animated movie/cartoon DVDs
- Colorful adhesive bandages
Caring Van Staff
Board of Directors
M. Ted Haynes
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Dr. Don Wilber
Council of Advisors
Dr. Dianne Gasbarra
Dr. Marc Milsten
Dr. John Phillips
Dr. Gary Raskob
Dr. Jim Riemer
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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