Great news to share with your patients! Individuals who qualify and enroll in the Kansas Tobacco Quitline Behavioral Health Program will receive four weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (choice of gum, patch, lozenge) after the completion of the second coaching call. The NRT will shipped to the home of the enrollee free of charge. (Prior to this change, only 2 weeks of NRT was provided after the completion of the first coaching call.) The Behavioral Health Program includes a total of 7 calls.
How to qualify for the Behavioral Health Program: Patients can call the Kansas Quitline at 1-800-784-8669. During the Quitline’s intake process, the caller will be asked if they live with mental illness or drug or alcohol use disorder. Diagnoses included are bipolar disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Callers who report being diagnosed with any of these conditions will be offered enrollment in the Behavioral Health Program.
For questions, contact Matthew Schrock, Cessation Coordinator, KDHE Bureau of Health Promotion, Matthew.Schrock@ks.gov, 316-207-2244. For resources and to rder free KanQuit materials visit KDHE website.