We do what is called a (WET) head check. Wet checks include a thorough inspection with a professional lice comb to be sure we are actually dealing with a case of head lice and nits. Dry head checks should not be performed. The head louse can move in the hair and you will not find them.
We highly recommend wet head checks. Should you need to be treated, the cost of the wet head check is deducted from your treatment. The cost is $25.00 each or we have a family plan for 4 or more people.
FULL TREATMENT OF HEAD LICE & NIT REMOVAL
The average head lice & nit removal takes approximately 1.5 hours. There are extenuating circumstances, of course, like the severity of the case, the length of the hair and how long the problem has existed but generally you are done in 1.5 hours. If we’re dealing with multiple family members, more than one technician may be required and is subject to the same hourly fee. Should your case require one hour of treatment, the fee would be $95.00. If it goes into the next half hour, it would be $37.50. A one hour minimum is required.
Please don’t fall for those plans where you’re paying $175.00 PER PERSON/PER TREATMENT and then have to pay an additional $69.00 for a follow-up appointment. A follow-up appointment is not necessary if the job was done right the first time.
HOURLY vs. PER PERSON FEE
If a lice company is charging you $175.00 PER PERSON/PER TREATMENT, you are paying approximately double what you’d pay hourly. By the hour is much more cost effective and there is no return visit fee.
DO IT YOURSELF KIT
We have a kit that services a family of 6. It includes the following: Step by step DVD, organic solution, professional lice comb, professional mint repellent spray and hair clips. The cost is $59.00.
FORMS OF PAYMENT
FSA & HSA Flexible Health Spending Accounts
CREDIT CARDS (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express)
Many insurance companies cover lice removal. An official receipt will be provided should you wish to turn it into your insurance for reimbursement.
MEDICAID/FIDELIS, TOTAL HEALTH CARE PLUS AND OTHER STATE INSURANCES
Significant reductions for people on these programs. Please call shop for additional details. Must show Medicaid Card.
HOUSE CALL APPOINTMENTS
We will travel up to 200 miles and service your family right in your own home. There is a $75.00 travel fee for the first 50 miles then an $.89 cent cost per mile after that.
Should we get to your home and nobody has to be treated, you will be charged a minimum of one hour plus any travel time and mandatory tip. This is not negotiable. The technician has already traveled there and must be compensated for her time.
A professional lice comb and mint repellent spray will be provided for future maintenance. The lice combs sold at drugstores and retailers are inferior to the professional lice comb we will provide. The cost of the professional comb and repellent spray is $25.00.
Technician tips (In salon) are encouraged but not mandatory.
Technician tips for house call appointments are subject to a 20% gratuity.