Patient Resources

Inpatient Services– A trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist will assess patients’ tobacco use, create a quit collaborative quit plan, suggest smoking cessation medications, and discuss follow-up options. Any provider can call 774-442-4372 to order a consult.

Outpatient Services – For initial screening and for an appointment call: 508-334-5393

Individual counseling hours: Tuesdays, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Group counseling hours: Tuesdays, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM (ongoing drop-in classes)

Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline- Provides free one-on-one support; Information about local quit smoking groups and in-person support options; Advice about quit-smoking medicines. 
        1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) 
        TTY: 1-800-833-1477 
        Spanish: 1-800-833-5256

Nicotine-Anonymous (NA)- Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12-Step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Adapted from the AA model. Check website for local meetings.

Worcester Community Smoking Cessation Resource Guide- The resource guide contains information on:  1) How to talk to your doctor about becoming tobacco-free; 2) How to determine eligibility of health insurance benefits; 3) Information on medication options; and 4) Local resources including telephone counseling and support, group and individual counseling, education and support meetings, and web resources.

Worcester District Medical Society Health Matters:  Emerging Tobacco Products - An Emerging Public Issue
(original air date March 9, 2011)
Host:  Bruce Karlin, MD 
Guests: Greg Seward, MSHCA and Ryan Coffman, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School and the Tobacco Consultation Service, UMass Medical Center

Worcester District Medical Society Health Matters:  Treating Tobacco Dependence in Worcester 
(original air date July 6, 2010)
Host:  James Broadhurst, MD           
Guests:  Greg Seward, MSHCA and Ryan Coffman, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School and the Tobacco Consultation Service, UMass Medical Center