Fighting Head Lice Is Getting Easier for Utah Families
Lice Clinics of America® in the greater Salt Lake City area is excited to announce a new partnership with consumer financing leader CareCredit.
Lice Clinics of America in Murray and Clearfield are the exclusive providers of professional lice treatment using the AirAllé® medical device, an FDA-cleared procedure clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in a single treatment. Using precision controlled warm air to dehydrate lice and eggs, the service takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
“Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for families to get head lice out of their lives,” says Amy Preston of Lice Clinics of America in Murray “This partnership with CareCredit gives us yet another way to make fast, safe and more effective head lice treatment available.”
Why Care Credit?
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.”
This financing option, previously only available to offices with medical doctors on staff, is now available to participating Lice Clinic of America locations.
How Can I Use Care Credit
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 any Lice Clinics of America location or anywhere else within the CareCredit provider network (subject to credit approval).
Lice Clinics of America is successful 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. Because the AirAllé medical device used in our clinic does not rely on pesticides or any chemical to kill head lice and eggs, it is equally effective against all lice, including “super lice.”
“When families are struggling with head lice, they want to deal with it now,” said Charley Gillespie, clinic manager in Clearfield. “We have the fastest, most effective, solution that gets rid of head lice and eggs in a single treatment without the use of pesticides or other dangerous chemicals.”
There are more than 300 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in 34 countries, and the AirAllé medical device has successfully treated more than 450,000 cases of head lice with a success rate greater than 99 percent.