COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional healthcare financing, is expanding its acceptance network into new locations and healthcare sectors, adding greater flexibility for more than 10 million U.S. consumers who use the health, wellness and personal care credit card.
The expansion into new sectors comes as CareCredit reached a milestone of more than 200,000 healthcare providers and health-focused retailer locations where the card is accepted. In addition to acceptance at dental, veterinary, vision, cosmetic, chiropractic and hearing-health practices, CareCredit’s network includes:
- Primary care practices (general practitioners, family practice, OB/GYN, and pediatrics).
- Medical specialists (orthopedic, weight, urology, podiatry, anesthesiology and gastroenterology), diagnostics facilities (imaging, radiology and sleep).
- Ancillary services (ambulatory surgical centers, cord blood, and orthotics and prosthetics).
CareCredit recently expanded its network with acceptance at nearly 4,600 Rite Aid locations in 31 states.
Additionally, the CareCredit credit card has been updated with a new, contemporary design. During the transition to the new design, both existing and new cards may be used by cardholders to pay for care and purchases. Providers who currently offer promotional healthcare financing through CareCredit will continue to accept the card without changing their transaction or application process. Consumers can visit CareCredit.com to search the Acceptance Locator, access tools and information and apply online.
CareCredit was established nearly 30 years ago as a way for patients to pay for new dental implant technology, and continued to expand acceptance of its healthcare credit card program at the request of consumers and providers. By broadening acceptance in additional areas, CareCredit can now help patients pay for higher deductibles and increasing out-of-pocket costs associated with primary care, medical specialists, diagnostics, facilities and ancillary services, as well as help practices collect payment at the time of treatment. CareCredit’s new Pay My Provider web portal also allows patients to pay provider-billed services with CareCredit.
“We want our cardholders to feel CareCredit is a convenient resource to help them manage their health and wellness budget, and have access to the providers they know and trust the most,” said Dave Fasoli, CEO, CareCredit. “Financing solutions for both patients and doctors are more important than ever and CareCredit is growing with more places where cardholders can use their card.”
More information can be found at carecredit.com. Providers interested in accepting the CareCredit credit card can enroll in the program by calling 1-866-853-8432.
For nearly 30 years, CareCredit, from Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), has helped millions of people pay for needed and desired care and health expenses. CareCredit is a health, wellness and personal care credit card that can now be used as a financing option for certain expenses not covered by insurance or to bridge payment when desired care exceeds insurance coverage. CareCredit is accepted through a national network of more than 200,000 healthcare providers and health-focused retail locations nationwide. For more information on CareCredit, call 800-300-3046 or visit www.carecredit.com. For more information about Synchrony Financial visit www.synchronyfinancial.com.
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