Michigan Tobacco Quitline Resources for Health Care Professionals
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free information and referral to all Michigan residents who want to quit using tobacco. Qualifying residents also may receive free one-on-one coaching and nicotine replacement therapy to help them quit. The Quitline is funded through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and is operated by the National Jewish Health, the premier medical and research institution focusing on respiratory diseases in the United States.
- What is the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, and how does it work?
- What happens when patients are referred to the Quitline?
- Who qualifies for Quitline benefits? (what various types of insurance cover)
- Does Medicaid cover Quitline services?
Yes. Most Michigan Managed Care plans partner with the Michigan Tobacco Quitline and offer Tobacco Cessation Benefits to help members quit. To receive benefits, Medicaid members need a prescription from their health care provider to be filled at their local pharmacy.
- How can patients access the Quitline services?
- Phone: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) (Spanish-language option available)
- Website: https://michigan.quitlogix.org/
Attention Providers: Three Fast Ways to Refer Patients to the Quitline
Once you've identified a patient who uses tobacco, but is ready to quit within the next 30 days, referral to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline is quick and easy using one of three available options:
- Web Referral — for patients without nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) contra-indications;
- Fax Referral — for patients with NRT contra-indications; and
- eReferral — to utilize electronic health record (EHR) technology.
Visit the Provider Referral page on the Michigan Tobacco Quitline website to learn how to do it.
Please Note: Quitline posters and referral cards are available to help you promote Michigan Tobacco Quitline services to your patients. To order, e-mail email@example.com.