Initial Clinic Visit & Health Assessment

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.

Cessation Medications

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. 

Health Insurance

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

Make an Appointment

   Health Sciences Campus
   1411 Laney Walker Blvd
       AN Building - 1st Floor
   Schedule Online

Clinic Hours

  • Monday, 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday, 1:00 - 5:00
  • Thursday, 1:00 - 5:00