The Children’s Care-a-Van is a full-service mobile health unit that brings healthcare services directly to children in schools and other community locations. The Care-a-Van, actually a specially outfitted recreational vehicle, offers affordable health care for children ages newborn through 21. The Care-a-Van provides treatment for minor illnesses, well child exams, immunizations, chronic illness management, sports physicals and social services, including CHIP assistance.

The Care-a-Van is open year-round to provide health care for area children. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged to reduce wait times. Contact the Children’s Care-a-Van at 512-738-0625 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Care-a-Van is a service of Seton Lockhart in cooperation with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

The Care-a-Van is funded in part by generous donations from the community. You can make an online donation to support the Care-a-Van today to help continue its mission in motion.

Children’s Care-a-Van
300 S. Colorado, Ste B
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 738-0625 (ph)
(512) 380-7528 (fax)

*NOTE that the Care-A-Van phone line is answered only when on-site, typically 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Care-a-Van Schedule


Prairie Lea Baptist Church
400 Main
Prairie Lea, TX
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Carver Kindergarten
371 Carver St.
Lockhart, TX
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary
9000 FM 1854
Dale, TX 78616
9am- 4:30pm


Luling ISD
212 E. Bowie
Luling, TX
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Services for the Children’s Care-a-Van are based on a sliding scale fee. The maximum fee per visit is $20 for uninsured patients. Medicine and on-site laboratory tests are provided at no charge. If necessary, X-rays and other diagnostic tests are arranged at Seton Edgar B. Davis in Luling.