Being a Quitcard provider

What is 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 people who want to quit smoking.

A Quitcard is a voucher that someone can take to a pharmacist to get a subsidised supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This NRT will help them manage nicotine withdrawal as the quit or reduce smoking.  

To be eligible to become a Quitcards Provider, certain criteria have to be met.

There are various training options for becoming a Quitcard provider. Click here to find out more.

Already a Quitcard provider?

Help writing Quitcards

Here is more information about NRT which will help you talk to people about the options for helping people become smokefree.

Here is a guide to NRT assessment for quitcard providers and how to fill out a Quitcard.

Quit Group Quitcard order form

Communicating with others about a quit attempt

It’s important that you let others know about a client’s plans to quit smoking.

This should include a client’s prescribing doctor (psychiatrist or GP) as they may need to adjust or monitor other medications effected by stopping smoking. It may be that a client’s clinical key worker could convey this information and be responsible for keeping abreast of any other medication changes.

It can also be valuable to inform others involved in a client’s care so they can provide support and encouragement, as well as keeping an eye out for any side effects.

Here is a letter template which you can use to send to a client's prescriber (GP or psychiatrist) or key worker.