What is the Tobacco Cessation Pharmacy Program?
This program is a benefit of your Optima Health plan that covers the cost of tobacco cessation medications. Your plan will have a Tier Two drug co-pay for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Consult with your doctor for a prescription to receive a tobacco cessation medication on a tier two.
The plan will not cover experimental treatment medications, supplements, and/or vitamins for tobacco cessation.
Do I need to be Pre-Authorized?
No. Once you receive a prescription from your doctor and have picked up the tobacco cessation medication from the Pharmacy on a tier two, you will then be enrolled in one of the four support groups.
How Do I get my Tobacco Cessation Medication?
Step 1: Consult with your primary doctor and discuss which prescription will be best for you.
Step 2: Go to your local pharmacy to purchase your tobacco cessation prescription.
Step 3: Once you've purchased the medicine, Optima Health will contact you immediately to enroll you in a mandatory tobacco cessation Pharmacy Program of your choice.
How do I Participate?
Discuss your quit plan with you doctor to receive a prescription. Employees must participate in one of the four tobacco cessation counseling options listed below:
Counseling is provided by Optima Health Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist at 757-552-7530
CD Self Paced Program
Call 800-SENTARA (800-736-8272)
A 4-week educational and support Program that helps employees develop a plan to stop the tobacco habit and dependency. Call 800 SENTARA to register.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Lung Association (ALA)
Call local offices for program times and enroll in a tobacco cessation program.
Quit Smoking Do's & Don'ts
|Be patient with yourself.||Be impatient.|
|Be positive; use self-talk.||Worry about "forever."|
|Be proud of small accomplishments.||Be negative.|
|Take time for yourself.||Neglect yourself.|
|Believe that you can be a non-smoker.||Drink a lot of alcohol|
|Get lots of rest.||Overdo|
|Use your sense of humor.||Take yourself seriously|
|Talk to someone.||Be afraid to ask for help.|
|Drink water often.||Believe you can have "just one."|
|Remember why you chose to become tobacco-free||Forget the reason you quit.|
Call 800-736-8272 or visit My Life My Plan for tobacco cessation info.