Lice Clinics of America®, the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers and exclusive providers of treatment using the revolutionary “one and done” AirAllé® medical device, announced a partnership with consumer healthcare financing leader CareCredit.
“Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for families to get head lice out of their lives,” says Lice Clinics of America CEO Claire Roberts. “This partnership with CareCredit gives us yet another way to make fast, safe and more effective head lice treatment available to all.”
Lice Clinics of America’s AirAllé is a Class I medical device, cleared by the FDA and clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs using carefully controlled warm air. Applied at the right location, temperature, and velocity, the warm air dehydrates lice and eggs in about an hour. According to Roberts, the service is guaranteed to be effective.
For more than 30 years, CareCredit has been providing a valuable financing option for treatments and procedures that typically are not covered by insurance, or for times when insurance doesn’t cover the full amount. With 10.5 million users and a network of more than 200,000 providers, CareCredit is a leader in offering financing to consumers for health and personal care procedures, products or services.
“Driven by consumer demand and research, this partnership expands the utility of the card while helping consumers access the treatments they may need in a timely manner,” says Greg Pierce, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CareCredit. “Lice Clinics of America is committed to providing their patients with the most advanced treatments available, and we are proud to be their partners.”
“Our clinic owners don’t want to turn anyone away because they don’t have immediate access to funds,” Roberts said. “Now our clients have access to another way to pay for treatment.”
To use CareCredit, a client simply applies online or with a phone call and receives a decision in moments. With shorter-term promotional financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more if the client pays in full within the agreed-to promotional period. Lice Clinics of America and CareCredit have partnered together to provide payment options so customers can get the lice treatment they need. Approved cardholders can use their CareCredit card again and again at participating Lice Clinics of America locations or anywhere else within the CareCredit provider network (subject to credit approval).
“When families are struggling with head lice, they want to deal with it right away,” Roberts said. “We have the fastest, most effective, guaranteed solution that gets rid of head lice and eggs in a single treatment.”
There are more than 300 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in 34 countries, and the AirAllé medical device has successfully treated over 400,000 cases of head lice with a success rate greater than 99 percent.
Lice Clinics of America is growing so fast in part because head lice have become resistant to pyrethroids, the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter lice treatment products. A 2016 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in 48 U.S. states had developed resistance to these pesticides. Dubbed “super lice,” these resistant head lice have caused families to struggle in vain for weeks or months to get lice out of their lives, spending considerable time and money in a losing battle using products that are only 25% effective.
To learn more about Lice Clinics of America or to find a clinic visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.
To learn more about CareCredit visit www.carecredit.com.