Tobacco Cessation Programs


WVU Healthcare Employees with Geisinger Health Plan Insurance:

Online Smoking Cessation Program

A self-administered tobacco cessation program that helps people quit at their own pace. Members may log into their account at www.thehealthplan.com and select the following: Health & Wellness/Wellness Online/Planner/Wellness Workshops.

Members may also call Geisinger Health Plan at 1-866-580-3531 for assistance.

In addition, Rx drug options are available to employees of WVU Healthcare along with Nicotine Replacement Therapy options at the Medical Center Pharmacy. Please contact the Medical Center Pharmacy 304-598-4848 for detailed prescription costs.
WVU Healthcare employees may also find out more through the WVUH Human Resources Benefits Office by calling 304-598-4075 or by viewing benefit coverage information on the Human Resources site through CONNECT.


Options for WVU Employees:

ALL WVU Tobacco Free as of July 1, 2013

PEIA Insured

Members who pay the "tobacco use" premium can find details on tobacco cessation options at PEIA. Only members paying the "tobacco use" premium have access to these benefits. Members may use the tobacco cessation benefit three times per lifetime. This includes previous attempts.

The Health Plan

The Health Plan HMO provides referrals to local programs and Freedom From Smoking classes in some regions. For more information, please call Joy Gillespie at 740.695.7640.

Do you use Smokeless tobacco?

A limited amount of "Quit the Spit Kits" are available to employees trying to quit smokeless tobacco. Call WVU Employee Wellness at 304-293-8405 if you would like a FREE kit.


Options for ALL Employees, WVU Students & Community Members:

ALL WVU Tobacco Free as of July 1, 2013

When you call the Quitline, their helpful staff will assist you in determining your needs. Phone coaches are highly trained professional health educators certified in smoking and tobacco cessation. A friendly staff member will provide you with one-on-one personal support that can help you quit.

Quitline Enrollees are eligible for the following services:

  • Information and materials on quitting tobacco
  • Patches, gum or lozenges
  • Individual phone coaching

Call the Quitline at 1-877-966-8784 and get signed up today!

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