CareCredit Celebrates 30 Years of Making Healthcare Possible

Brand invites cardholders to tell their stories to commemorate
company that “started with a smile”

COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thirty years ago, CareCredit
was founded on a simple idea: Everyone deserves a smile.

Patients needed a way to help pay for dental implants so they could
comfortably enjoy eating and smiling. CareCredit was born and the brand
has evolved to be a leading provider of promotional financing to
consumers for healthcare procedures and services.

The CareCredit credit card is a flexible payment option available at
more than 200,000 locations across the United States, including
veterinary, cosmetic, hearing health, dental and vision practices, as
well as health-focused retailers such as LensCrafters, Rite-Aid and
Bowflex. With nearly $70 billion of care financed since 1987, CareCredit
has helped millions of people with everything from their family’s dental
and hearing health to veterinary care for their pets.

Along with advances in care, the CareCredit health, wellness and
personal care credit card has expanded its breadth of services and reach
during the last 30 years:

  • More than 24 million accounts opened since inception.
  • More than 12,000 people apply for a CareCredit card nearly every day
    to help pay for care.
  • A new cardholder is approved, on average, every 14 seconds.
  • On average, more than 822,000 card acceptance locator searches on every month via desktop and mobile.
  • More than two-thirds of all dental practices and more than 7 out of 10
    veterinary practices in the nation accept CareCredit.

“We started so we could help patients move forward with care,” said Dave
Fasoli, CEO, CareCredit. “It’s still what keeps us moving forward after
30 years. We’re proud of the fact that we’ve continued to reliably serve
healthcare providers and their patients and clients through many changes
in the healthcare environment. We help thousands of people every day and
millions of people every year. Our focus remains offering our
cardholders more ways to use the card, in more places, for more things.”

As part of its 30th anniversary, CareCredit is inviting
cardholders to enter the My Best 30 Sweepstakes now
through March 31, 2017 by visiting
Official Rules for the sweepstakes can be found at
Eligible cardholders 18 years of age or older and residents of the
United States or its territories as of January 14, 2017 will be invited
to submit their story of how CareCredit has helped them, their families
or their pets. To celebrate CareCredit’s 30th anniversary, 30
lucky cardholders will be randomly selected from among all eligible
entries to win $1,000.

About CareCredit®

For 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
accepted through a national network of more than 200,000 healthcare
providers and health-focused retailers. For more information on
CareCredit, call 800-300-3046 or visit
For more information about Synchrony Financial visit


©2017 CareCredit. All rights reserved


Mason Burnham, vice president, strategic communications