QuitWorks-NH links your patients who want to quit smoking to the full range of the state’s tobacco treatment services. All it takes to use QuitWorks-NH are a clinician, a patient who uses tobacco, and the QuitWorks-NH tools.
How It Works
Using a simple referral form, any physician, nurse, or other clinician in your hospital or health center can easily and quickly enroll any patient who uses tobacco, regardless of health insurance status. The referral forms are faxed to the QuitNow-NH, the state-funded QuitWorks-NH service provider.
Within 24 hours after the QuitWorks-NH referral form is received at our Helpline Call Center, a specially trained tobacco Quit Coach sends you notification that your referral has been received and calls your patient. A 7-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. Every referring provider will receive a patient status report within three weeks to relative to services accepted. About seven months later, QuitWorks-NH calls your patient to assess their smoking status and reports to you on patient outcomes.
Why Use Quitworks-NH
QuitWorks-NH is a secure process for referring patients and sending patient disposition reports back to referring providers; it is ideal for health systems utilizing electronic referral processes and meeting Meaningful Use 2 criteria. Contact Teresa Brown at 603-271-8949 or Teresa.Brown@dhhs.nh.gov for more information about QuitWorks-NH.
Who Uses QuitWorks-NH
Over 200 NH physicians and allied health professionals currently refer patients to QuitWorks-NH. This translates to over 5,000 patients having the opportunity to work with trained tobacco treatment specialists to overcome nicotine addiction.