We are Lice Clinics of America. Let us introduce our local lice removal clinic.
Lice Clinics of America – Bakersfield was conceived with one goal in mind: to give parents and caregivers the safest, most complete and effective head-lice treatments available. We treat head lice in a friendly, comfortable environment, by clinicians your kids will love.
Our lice treatment is formulated to kill lice every time, for every person, with just one treatment. Learn more about how we got started below.
“When I grow up I want to pick lice out of people’s hair”, said no one ever… So, when people ask how I came to be the owner of a lice clinic, I of course have a story to tell: I remember having lice as a child. I was probably about 8 or 9 years old and I was sent home from my after school program. I remember a group of us sitting in the office waiting for our parents to come get us; we were totally unsupervised so, of course, we started looking through each others hair. I distinctly remember gazing down on one of my infested friends and seeing tiny bugs crawling everywhere. I thought it was so cool! (I have never really been normal…) After my mom picked me up, all I remember is spending countless hours sitting on the wall of my front yard while my mom picked through my hair strand by strand. I also remember watching all my beloved stuffed animals being placed into black trash bags to be set out in the sun for weeks.
That was the extent of my experience…that is, until August of 2017 when my 12 year old daughter’s head started to itch. Lice, no matter the length of your hair, is just terrible! The worst feeling was knowing the hours, no, weeks, that I would lose dealing with the lice. My daughter has an obscene amount of hair and I was not looking forward to going through it strand by strand…especially considering she cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes at a time! It was going to be the death of us both! I did what every panicked, lice-infested mother does, I went to the store and bought every shampoo, comb, spray that I could find! Then I turned to Google for tips, tricks, and support…and that is where I stumbled across Lice Clinics of America. The nearest clinic was 4 hours away. We immediately got in the car and drove there. It would be an understatement to say that I was beyond impressed. We were there for about 2 hours (remember my daughter has SO MUCH HAIR) and, at the end, they deemed her lice free. They told me that she could return to school and dance classes without further issue. They talked to her about how to prevent a reinfestation and sent us on our way. And, guess what!? It was true; she was lice free. I still went home and cleaned our house from floor to ceiling, which I had been told was not necessary. I also returned ALL the products I had bought and was back to normal life the very next day. I was an instant fan and started researching how I could bring this amazing service to my community.
Lice Clinics of America returned my call and we talked about the need and lack of clinics in Bakersfield and in Kern County and began the process of opening up a local lice removal clinic. It is my hope that when (not if, but when) you find lice in your child’s hair you will come in, be treated and be back to your life that very same day. There is no need to stress out, no need to drown your child’s hair in chemicals that no longer work, no need to sit on the wall and pick nits out for weeks. I love lice, because if it weren’t for lice I would never have had the opportunity to meet you and help your family get back to life.