HOW TO REFER THROUGHOUT THE QUITTING JOURNEY
Positive reinforcement and provider referrals are critical for all patients who use tobacco.
- Refer them to 802quits.org to explore finding the path that’s right for them.
- If you have materials handy, give them an 802quits rack card.
- Make a note to ask them about tobacco use at their next appointment.
Customized Cessation for Specific Populations
Short on time with a patient who’s ready to quit?
- Refer them to 802quits.org to get help quitting, including free NRT such as patches, gum and lozenges. NRT is available to adults 18+ and is recommended off-label with prescription for youth under 18 years old who are moderately or severely addicted to nicotine and motivated to quit.
- Download the fax referral form (PDF) or send one electronically during the appointment .
- If you would like your patient to receive NRT and they have any of the following contraindications, we recommend you print and sign the Authorization to Disclose Health Information form (PDF) and fax along with the referral form . Contraindications: heart disease or conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack in the last 12 months, pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Contact a Vermont Quit Partner in your area and ask them to follow-up with the patient. Most are in the nearby hospital or clinic.
- Refer your patient to the MAT coordinator in your practice or department for additional quit support (if applicable).
Let your patients know that 802Quits offers free quit medications and cessation support in person, by phone or online. NRT, including free patches, gum and lozenges, is available to adults 18+ and is recommended off-label for youth under 18 years old who are moderately or severely addicted to nicotine and motivated to quit.