Clinic will provide free treatments October 4th using FDA-cleared medical device
As National Lice Prevention Month wraps up, Lice Clinics of America celebrates by offering free lice treatments on October 4 at its newest clinic in Clearfield. The Clearfield clinic is the second Utah location for the company, which operates more than 300 urgent-care clinics in 34 countries.
Lice Clinics of America (www.liceclinicsutah.com) provides screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice. The clinic is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé device, an FDA-cleared medical device invented at the University of Utah that kills head lice and lice eggs using just heated air.
The clinic is managed by Holly Horrocks, who saw firsthand the impact lice had on children while doing humanitarian work in the Dominican Republic as a Weber State University student. “Although we don’t see the high level of infestation rates here as we did in Honduras, 2-5 percent of school kids here in the U.S. have lice. So there are plenty of lice to go around,” Horrocks said. “And with 98 percent of the lice in the U.S. being Super Lice, parents are having a tough time treating infestations on their own. They don’t realize that the pesticide products they are buying at the store aren’t working anymore.”
Horrocks has been making the rounds at schools, shelters and pediatrician offices to let them know about the clinic’s services. “We want people to know we are here for them. We provide a full range of science-based treatment options for every budget, and we guarantee everything we do.” Horrocks said. “Offering free treatments on our opening day is a way we can do something even more for the community here in Davis County.”
The Clearfield clinic is located at 540 East Antelope Drive, Suite 108, in Clearfield. The clinic will provide free lice treatments on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th. After that the clinic will be open by appointment only. AirAllé treatments take about an hour, and come with a 30-day guarantee when all family members are treated or screened for head lice.
The other Utah clinic is located in Murray.
With clinics in 34 countries, Lice Clinics of America (www.LiceClinicsOfAmerica.com) is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé (www.airalle.com) are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc., which is headquartered in Murray, Utah.