Care Van® Program
For nearly 25 years, our fleet of three Care Vans® has canvased the state, partnering with municipal and county health departments to build healthy communities through basic services, educational outreach and health promotion.
The Care Vans bring public health services such as free immunizations, dental sealants and lead screenings right where people need them. The vans visit schools, churches, parks, shopping centers, public housing, community events and other locations. They conduct immunization outreach clinics in the communities where at-risk families live and work.
Our 20 year partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health, as well as our partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health has allowed us to reach communities across Illinois. In 2014, our Care Vans provided more than 6,700 free immunizations and 2,677 other services in Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, Madison County and East St. Louis.
Check the Chicago Care Van schedule for upcoming locations.
If you have questions about the program, please email Stephanie Peden-Fox, Community Outreach Specialist.