SoonerCare Member Memo - March 2021


March 2021

In the News

Helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Statewide Links:

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health vaccine registration portal.

Oklahoma State Department of Health:

Pharmacies and Urgent Care Clinics

Tribal Citizens:

Check with your tribe, Indian Health Service and local tribes to see if you are eligible to receive a vaccine through them.

What Is Managed Care?

A managed care organization (MCO), also called a health plan, is an insurance company responsible for coordinating health care services for Medicaid members. MCOs support members in obtaining needed medical and behavioral healthcare and referrals to social services to promote wellness, prevention and management of chronic disease. OHCA will be switching to working with MCOs beginning in the fall of 2021. Stay tuned as we will notify SoonerCare members when they are able to select which health plan they want.

Managed Care

Important Reminders

  • We do not send out SoonerCare ID cards but they can be printed from the member portal. If you are certified through DHS, you can also contact them for help with printing a card.
  • Always include member ID or case number on all documents being mailed or faxed to SoonerCare or Insure Oklahoma.
Dental Checkup

Every Child Deserves a Health Smile

Portrait of an Afro-american girl brushing her teeth

If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb-sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so, please visit our provider directory to find a SoonerCare provider near you.

A dental provider can help parents understand when children should have their first dental visit, how to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques, thumb-sucking, choosing the right mouth protector, and teaching children to say no to tobacco.

Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong.

Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Newsletter

Are You Ready to Quit Smokeless Tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco is extremely addictive. According to, holding an average sized dip in your mouth for 30 minutes delivers as much nicotine as three cigarettes. It also contains three times the amount of nicotine found in a cigarette.

As a SoonerCare member, SoonerCare covers all FDA-approved medications to help you quit all types of tobacco. These do not count against your six-prescription limit per month. Talk to your SoonerCare provider about quitting tobacco now!

Get in Touch

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The SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma Facebook and Twitter pages are no longer active. Follow Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Facebook and Twitter for updates, new policies, health tips, helpful resources and more! You can find OHCA's profiles by clicking the links below.


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About OHCA


Our vision is for Oklahomans to be healthy and to have access to quality health care services regardless of their ability to pay.


OHCA Core Principles:

Passion for Our Purpose

Empowerment and Accountability

Trust and Transparency


Servant Leadership


The Oklahoma Health Care Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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