SoonerCare Member Memo - December 2021

SoonerCare Member Memo

December 2021

SoonerCare Reminders

  • The flu shot is covered at no cost for all SoonerCare members 
    • Talk to your primary care physician about where to get your flu shot, or click here for a list of some locations throughout Oklahoma.
  •  Co-pays/co-insurance
    • You must pay your co-pays or co-insurance to your provider (primary care physician, specialist, etc.) on the day you receive medical services at their facility.
    • Members do not have to pay a monthly premium for services.
  • Unsure of what your SoonerCare benefits include? Click here to view:
    • Comparison chart of SoonerCare benefits and copay amounts
    • Cost sharing/out-of-pocket cost exemptions
    • Possible covered services

You Could Be at Risk of Losing Your SoonerCare Coverage

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Oklahoma Health Care Authority did not end SoonerCare coverage for members, even if they did not update their account or submit missing paperwork.

The PHE is currently scheduled to end March 31, 2022. If you have not kept your account current, your SoonerCare coverage will end when the PHE ends. But we want to help you stay covered.

Please log in to update your account and turn in any missing documents. We also encourage you to take time to think about your health care needs and make a plan in case your SoonerCare coverage ends.

Click here to log into your account or call the SoonerCare helpline at 800-987-7767 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Restored Medical Equipment Available for SoonerCare Members

ABLE Tech Program



Are you or someone you know in need of new wheelchairs, walkers, blood pressure monitors, CPAP machines, hospital beds and more?

Oklahoma ABLE Tech collects gently used equipment and cleans and repairs them to make them like new through their Device Reuse Program.




ABLE Tech currently has a large amount of pediatric durable medical equipment including:

  • Pediatric Standers of various sizes
  • Pediatric Walkers of various sizes
  • Pediatric Posterior Walkers of various sizes
  • Pediatric Gait Trainers of various sizes
  • Pediatric Tumble Forms
  • Pediatric Tracheostomy Supplies
  • Pediatric Neocate Junior Powdered Formula

To view a list of available equipment, click here. To view only pediatric durable medical equipment, enter “pediatric” in the search parameters box.

To learn more about ABLE Tech, visit If you have any gently used equipment you are no longer using and would like to donate, please call ABLE Tech at 405-523-4810 or email

What You Need to Know About Heartburn

The holidays are here! But sometimes the food we eat around this time of year can lead to heartburn. According to recent studies, almost all of us have heartburn at one time or another. However, about 1 in 5 people have something more serious, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This means heartburn that happens several times a week.

GERD and heartburn are both made worse by the foods we eat. Foods that are spicy, salty, fried, or fatty can cause problems. Carbonated drinks, alcohol or caffeine should also be avoided. Smoking can worsen heartburn as well. One more reason to stop smoking!

If you have heartburn, medication may help. SoonerCare covers several heartburn/GERD medications as part of the 90-day Maintenance Drug List (see anti-ulcer medications list). Some people take these medications temporarily, and others take them for longer. If you’ve taken any of these medications for more than eight weeks, talk to your health care provider. They can help you decide if it’s better to continue or think about cutting back.

It can be hard to tell the difference between heartburn and a heart attack. If you have any of these additional symptoms, get medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Sweating
  • Pain in your arm, neck, or jaw
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety

If you have questions about your medication coverage, call the pharmacy help desk at 405-522-6205, option 4, or toll-free 800-522-0114, option 4.

Choose Your Primary Care Physician

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A primary care provider is someone who can help you manage your health care needs. 

You can select a PCP by:

  • Logging into your SoonerCare online account at  
  • Hover your phone's camera over the QR code to the left and selecting your PCP on your phone.
  • Contact the SoonerCare helpline at 800-987-7767

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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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