MassHealth Wants to Help You Quit Smoking!
Smoking or using tobacco is bad for your health. MassHealth has services to help members quit—whether it's cigarettes or chewing tobacco. What if you try but still can't quit? MassHealth understands that it may take multiple attempts before you successfully quit.
MassHealth provides group support and individual face-to-face counseling to help you quit. Ask your MassHealth Provider about smoking cessation counseling. These services will be there to help you with any and every attempt to quit.
The MassHealth Pharmacy Benefit covers medications and nicotine replacements that may help stop cravings to smoke or chew tobacco. Ask your MassHealth provider about nicotine replacements and other medications. These include:
- nicotine patches
- medications like Bupropion and Chantix
To learn more about how to stop smoking or chewing tobacco you can
- talk with your MassHealth provider;
- call the MassHealth Customer Service Center at 1-800-841-2900 (TTY:1-800-497-4648 for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled);
- or, if you are a member of BMC HealthNet Plan, Fallon Health, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan – Network Health, or Celticare, call their customer service center;
- read the Department of Public Health (DPH) Consumer Fact Sheet at http://massclearinghouse.ehs.state.ma.us/product/TC3420.html; or
- visit this free website for support: www.makesmokinghistory.org.
This information is provided by MassHealth.