As a healthcare provider, your referrals to the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline are extremely important – and easy to do.
Research shows that patients who quit using the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline are up to 13 times more likely to quit and stay quit than those who quit unassisted. The research also shows that many Quitline callers say that a healthcare provider was their source of referral.
To make referrals easier for you, the Quitline offers a Fax Referral System. To have the Quitline proactively call your patient, use the Quitline’s Fax Referral Form. The Quitline will call the patient and approximately two weeks later you will receive a short fax report on the outcome of the referral. Your referral provides your patients with free 24/7 access to our personalized program to quit smoking for good. The Fax Referral report is only available for HIPAA covered entities. The Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline cessation services are fully HIPAA compliant.
Our Quit Coaches® can also answer your tobacco treatment-related questions, including referral information about other community cessation programs and pharmacotherapy options. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for more information.
Helping Patients Out
Many physicians follow the “Ask-Advise-Refer” method when speaking to patients about smoking.
Step 1: ASK every patient about tobacco use at every visit.
Step 2: ADVISE patients who smoke to quit. Speak in a clear, but personalized manner.
Step 3: REFER those who want to quit to the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline.
To support your office, the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline offers FREE promotional items.
The Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline is a telephone and online counseling service staffed 24/7 by professional Quitline Coaches® who provide assistance to smokers free of charge, regardless of insurance. Since 2005, the Quitline has helped over 90,000 Hawai‘i residents. Click here to see all the services the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline offers and the different programs available.