Smoking cessation resources

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia is committed to helping you help our enrollees lead healthy lifestyles.

Most smoking cessation medications are covered, including:

  • Varenicline (generic Chantix®)
  • Nicotine lozenge (generic Nicorette®)
  • Nicotine gum (generic Nicorette)
  • Nicotine patch (generic Nicotrol®)
  • Nicotrol inhaler
  • Nicotrol NS nasal spray
  • Bupropion (generic Zyban®)

Resources to help enrollees quit smoking

 Phone support

  • DC Quitline (1-800-QUITNOW) — Local resources for all D.C. residents for quitting smoking and getting lozenges, nicotine patches, and support from a quit coach.
  • Howard University Hospital Cancer Center (202-865-1587).
  • Lung HelpLine (1-800-LUNGUSA; TTY 1-800-501-1068, available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. CT ) — Speak with registered nurses and respiratory therapists who can provide answers to your lung health questions, including smoking cessation help.
  • National Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) — General questions and answers for smoking cessation.
  • U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (1-866-459-8766) — Smoking quitline for military enrollees and their families.
  • The DC Center Smoking Cessation Support Group (202-682-2245).

Online resources

D.C. Department of Health smoking cessation programs

Washington, D.C.

DC Tobacco Free Coalition
Phone: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Providence Hospital
Phone: 202-854-7726

Tobacco-Free Families