Health Costs? Mind-Eye Patients Now Have “CareCredit” Financing Options
When it comes to financial help for eye services at the Mind-Eye Institute, patients now can think “Care”fully about their options.
That’s because the Institute, based in Northbrook, Ill., has partnered with CareCredit to offer patients an array of financial choices to cover health costs not paid by insurance, says Institute CEO Jim Smyth.
Unlike a standard credit card, CareCredit is designed exclusively for payment of out-of-pocket health-related expenses and offers terms and options not normally available with other credit cards, including fixed, short-term payments of up to 6 months with no interest charged on purchases of $200 or more and longer-term financing with reduced annual percentage rates for periods of up to 60 months.
CareCredit allows patients to keep cash in reserve and free their general-purpose credit cards for household and other expenses, say CareCredit company officials. Added advantages of the CareCredit card, they relate, are instant application approvals, no activation fees and acceptance of the card by more than 200,000 health providers in the United States.
“CareCredit is just one avenue we are using to help our patients access services at the Mind-Eye Institute quickly – when they need them,” Smyth says.
Patient advocates at the Institute will be able to explain how patients can maximize their benefits using CareCredit or other available financial programs supported by Mind-Eye, Smyth says.
*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Visit CareCredit for details.
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