Quitcard providers offer face-to-face support for people who want to quit smoking and distribute Quitcards for subsidised nicotine patches gum and lozenges. Quitline administers the Quitcards programme though a contract with the Ministry of Health.
Want to become a Quitcard Provider?
If you are interested in helping people quit smoking, you may want to become a Quitcard provider. This means you can distribute Quitcards for subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. To be a Quitcard provider you must be smokefree, and need to meet these criteria. Free smoking cessation training is available from The National Heart Foundation and online through the Ministry of Health. For further information email Quitcards "at" quit.org.nz or phone (04) 460 9880.
Resources for registered Quitcard Providers
If you are a registered Quitcard Provider, this section is for you.
Want to order more Quitcards?
Click here to go to the online form.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are able to prescribe medication to patients you no longer need a Quitcard to prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Instead, you can prescribe NRT as you would any other medication (e.g. by using your prescription pad).
Filling in Quitcards
Use the Guide to NRT Assessment for Quitcard Providers to help you assess your client’s nicotine dependency and addiction level. The guide includes a section on health considerations and an example of how to fill in a Quitcard. Download the latest Guide to NRT Assessment for Quitcard Providers (PDF)
Linking in with Quitline’s services
To support the great face-to-face work you do as a Quitcard provider we recommend that you also let your clients know about Quitline’s phone, online and text services. There is no reason why a client can’t use our services as well as receiving cessation help from you. In fact, research has shown that people who use a combination of support tools while they quit smoking have higher success rates.
Free quit-smoking resources
A range of free quit smoking resources is available to all Quitcard providers. We encourage you to give all clients a copy of The Quit Book to support them on their journey to becoming non-smokers. The Beat the Smoking Addiction Flyer and Want to Quit Smoking? poster are other useful resources. Find out more about how to order these.
Quitcard provider newsletter
Quitline sends out a quarterly newsletter to all Quitcard providers. If you provided your email address when registering with us then the newsletter will be automatically sent to you. Alternatively, you can sign up by emailing comms "at" quit.org.nz
Click here to view the current issue.
Click here to view the April 2012 issue.
Please call our Quitcards Coordinator on 04 460 9880 or email quitcards "at" quit.org.nz