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Oklahoma Caring Vans Partner with Variety Care

Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Oklahoma Caring Foundation is pleased to announce a new operating partnership with Variety Care, Inc.

Through this partnership, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation’s signature Caring Van program will collaborate with Variety Care’s nursing staff to provide access to preventive health services—like immunizations—to qualifying children and adults in Oklahoma City and surrounding counties.

“Too many Oklahomans don’t have access to preventive health services due to barriers including cost, transportation and restrictive clinic hours,” said Lou Carmichael, executive director of Variety Care. “Our new partnership with the Caring Vans will allow us to bring critical services to the families we serve where they spend their days: schools, child care centers and community organizations.”

The new affiliation features co-branded vans that will provide consistent, year-round access to preventive health services.

“In 23 years, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation has provided more than 223,000 Oklahoma children with over 370,000 immunizations,” shared Oklahoma Caring Foundation Executive Director Brooke Townsend. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Variety Care to continue to improve the health of Oklahomans.”

A full schedule of upcoming Caring Van clinics can be found at or on Facebook.

About The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc.:

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization administered as an 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. The Foundation was established in 1994 to improve the health of Oklahoma children through vaccinations and access to basic, preventive health care. For more information, visit

About Variety Care, Inc.:
Variety Care, Inc. is Oklahoma’s largest community health center with 18 health care facilities in central and western Oklahoma. In 2021, we provided comprehensive and coordinated medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and social services to 197,000 individuals through 406,553 face to face and group encounters. A United Way partner agency, Variety Care serves all patients, regardless of insurance status, and strives to make health care affordable and accessible for everyone. The Variety Care Foundation provides philanthropic support and community awareness for Variety Care and its efforts. For more information, please visit