5 Easy Steps to Use QuitWorks-NH

Here are five easy steps to get started with QuitWorks-NH. You will find more information in the At-a-Glance Office Practice Guide for Providers.

Step 1.

Set up a system to identify tobacco use by your patients when they arrive at the office practice. Health systems fulfilling Meaningful Use criteria identify tobacco use as: “Current, Former, Never”. Documentation also includes the quantity of tobacco/cigarettes per day (cpd) for referencing the level of dependence.

Step 2.

Talk with your patients about tobacco use during an office visit, a hospital stay, or an outpatient visit. Give your patient a brochure. Learn how to motivate your patient who uses tobacco to make a quit attempt.

Step 3.

Complete the QuitWorks-NH simple referral form via web or e-referral.

Step 4.

Prescribe pharmacotherapy, if appropriate, for relief of withdrawal symptoms and to aid with quitting tobacco use. Give your patients our simplified instructions for patients on how to use the nicotine patch (see Related Resources below).

QuitWorks-NH takes it from there. Within 24 hours after the QuitWorks-NH referral form is received at our Helpline Call Center, a specially trained tobacco Quit Coach from QuitNow-NH, the state-funded QuitWorks-NH service provider, sends you a notification that your referral has been received and calls your patient. A seven-minute Intake Assessment is required before your patient is offered a screening for nicotine replacement patches (available while supplies last) and up to six coaching sessions. These services are provided at no cost to your patient.

Step 5.

Every referring provider will receive a patient status report relative to services accepted within three weeks. About seven months later, QuitNow-NH calls your patient to assess their smoking status and reports to you on patient outcomes.


Tobacco Use Treatment Professional Development

QuitWorks-NH created a series of on-demand professional development modules that are free, on-demand, self-paced, and offer Continuing Education Credits. All modules demonstrate evidence-based tobacco treatment strategies designed to accommodate hectic clinical schedules.

Complete one or more modules today!



Nicotine Patch Instructions(PDF, 344 KB)

Quick Guide(PDF, 115 KB)

More Tools for Providers

Refer Your Patients to a Quit Coach

Submit a Provider Web Referral or E-Referral through the EMR.
Choose the most convenient method for YOUR practice!