Your first step in the Tobacco Cessation Program is to make an appointment to visit our clinic for
a health assessment.
During your initial visit our doctor or nurse practitioner will:
- Assess your overall health
- Provide a physical exam
- Review your tobacco-use history
- Discuss your previous quit attempts
- Explore your motivation and readiness to quit
Together, you will then decide on a quit plan.
If you and your doctor or nurse practitioner determine cessation medication will help
you quit tobacco, you can get your prescription filled at any pharmacy.
The Augusta University Employee Pharmacy offers cessation medication at cost, plus a $10 processing fee.
Check with your health insurance provider or Human Resources Benefits Office to see
if cessation services are a covered benefit.
- Some health insurance policies will pay for the cost of cessation services
- Some policies cover the cost of cessation medications
- Medicare provides cessation coverage through Medicare Preventive Services. Access
the Preventive Services Quick Reference for Medicare Fee-For-Service Program for more information
- Georgia Medicaid provides tobacco cessation for women who are pregnant; prior authorization for cessation medications may apply