Provider Referrals

About Our Phone Coaching Program

The Quit On-line and the Quit By Phone cessation services of the 802Quits are provided by National Jewish Health® and administered by the Vermont Department of Health – Tobacco Control program. They are offered free to all Vermont smokers. Smokers can also benefit from free group counseling offered throughout and are coordinated by the Blueprint for Health.

To learn more about all of the 802Quits offerings, visit

  • The Quit Online program is designed to offer support and guidance for a self- directed quit experience. Web based cessation programs like the one provided by National Jewish Health have been shown to be effective by randomized trials. There offers quit tips and quitting assistance, counseling via chat, and the ability to interact with other smokers from around the country to assist smokers in quitting.
  • The Quit By Phone coaching is an evidenced based program that offers five sessions with a Quit Coach. These sessions occur leading up to and following the smoker’s quit date. National Jewish Health also has services for smokers who have recently quit, plus a 10 session protocol for pregnant women.
  • The Quit In Person program is a personalized service provided through the Blueprint Community Health Teams and trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists. These sites offer group session classes using either the American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start program or the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking.

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Quitting with the assistance of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increases the chances of a successful quit. Smokers have access to free NRT when they enroll in any of the 802Quits programs. National Jewish Health’s Quit Coaches work with smokers to determine which NRT best meets their needs. NRT is delivered to a smoker’s home in time for his/her quit day.

National Jewish Health offers nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.

Medicaid Patients:

Medicaid has a comprehensive cessation medication benefit. Medicaid beneficiaries who smoke can access 16 weeks of over-the-counter NRT (patch, gum, lozenge), the prescription NRT preparations (inhaler, nasal spray) as well as Chantix and Zyban (Wellbutrin). Through partnership with the Department of Health Access, National Jewish is able to offer Medicaid beneficiaries two weeks of NRT as a starter kit, drop shipped to the home.

Refer a Patient

ASK every patient at each encounter about tobacco use and document status.

ADVISE every tobacco user to quit with a clear, strong personalized message about the benefits of quitting.

REFER patients who are ready to quit tobacco within the next 30 days to the 802Quits.

If a participant has any of the following contraindications to using NRT we recommend you to print, sign and fax in the Fax Referral form. Contraindications: heart disease or conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack in the last 12 months, pregnant or breast feeding.

For patients with contraindications,
please print and sign the fax referral.
Patients that do NOT have contraindications, please complete the Provider Web Referral. Authorization to Disclose Health Info Form.