Free or reduced cost smoking cessation medication

Health Care Provider Guide To
Free Or Reduced Cost Smoking Cessation Medication
For Michigan Residents
If your clients are having a hard time paying for medications that can help them quit smoking, there are programs that may be able to help.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline
April 2009: Due to unprecedented call volume, the quitline is currently only
available to those in certain Medicaid Managed Care Plans. For a free printable
Quit Kit, visit

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free one-on-one telephone sessions to
those trying to quit smoking. Any Michigan resident without access to a quitline
through their insurance company may use this line. Uninsured callers who pass
a brief medical screening may be eligible for free nicotine patches. Call 1-800-
480-7848 for more information.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This program will work with the caller and determine which pharmaceutical
programs the caller is eligible for. Call 1-800-477-2669 or see their website at

Connection to Care
This Pfizer program can help people obtain low cost or free Chantix, Nicotrol
Inhaler and/or Nicotrol Nasal Spray. The caller will need to fill out a short
application form and obtain their physician’s signature before returning the form
to Pfizer. Medications will be shipped to the physician’s office for the patient to
pick up. Call 1-866-776-3700 or see their web site at

Bridges to Access
This is a program of GlaxoSmithKline and can help people obtain Zyban or
Buproprion SR. Applicants will need to fill out a short form and get a signature
from their health care provider. Applications must be submitted by a health care
provider/advocate. Upon approval, free or discounted medications can be picked

for more information.
Together RX
This is a savings program available to people without prescription insurance.
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eligibility guidelines and to apply.
The Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program is a free program to help
people understand Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, coverage, claims
and appeals. They can also help callers to enroll in Medicare savings programs
and can help find resources for prescription drug assistance. For assistance
call 1-800-803-7174 or see their website at .
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging assist people aged 60 or older. They can provide
information and assist Michigan residents in accessing services. The Region 2
Area Agency on Aging serves Lenawee, Hillsdale and Jackson: 1-800-335-7881.
For other Michigan Area Agencies on Aging call 1-517-886-1305 or see their
Michigan ENROLLS is a free program that will help callers find out if they qualify
for health care coverage through the Michigan Department of Community Health.
There are many types of health care programs available to assist families, single
adults, children, seniors and the disabled. Benefits vary based on income and
other factors. Most Medicaid programs (except some ABW/County Health Plans)
cover the nicotine patch and nicotine gum. For more information, call


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