CARE VAN® PROGRAM – DRIVING HEALTH TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is excited to celebrate 30 years of the Care Van Program.
Our Care Vans have driven the state to help build healthy communities by providing basic health services, educational outreach, and health literacy and education. These services include:
- No cost immunizations
- Dental services
- Health literacy and education
- HIV testing
- COVID-19 testing
Our Care Vans visit schools, churches, public housing, and many more locations across the state.
With each of our partnerships we strive to make sure that we highlight the importance of immunizations, with a focus on yearly flu shots.
The Care Van Program has partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health for 25 years. The goal has been to provide childhood vaccinations to students entering Chicago Public Schools, to meet State of Illinois requirements.
The Care Van Program also has an ongoing partnership with Edgar County Department of Public Health to provide basic dental screenings and services to school-aged children in the county.
Our Year in Review
In 2019, BCBSIL’s Care Van Program administered more than 10,000 immunizations and over 13,000 other services across Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Edgar County, Madison County, Peoria, and East St. Louis.
If you or your organization are interested in partnering with the BCBSIL Care Van Program, please email a request.
If you have questions about the program or would like more information about the services we provide, please email the Care Van coordinator.