MaineCare Members & Tobacco Treatment Benefits

The Maine QuitLink allows MaineCare members to get quit support and free medications to help quit without barriers such as having to get approval from your doctor first.

Individuals with lower incomes and MaineCare have higher smoking rates than the general population and are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. These issues are made worse by the tobacco industry focusing advertising and promotions in low-income neighborhoods.

MaineCare Benefits

All Maine residents, including MaineCare members, can access no cost, barrier-free services through the Maine QuitLink, including quit medications. You can choose options including digital and phone-based programs to meet you where you are in your quitting process.

MaineCare members can receive additional access to free counseling and medications to help quit tobacco. Talk to your provider to access these benefits. Contact MaineCare for more information about the tobacco treatment benefits.

You Can Quit

If you are thinking about quitting, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of individuals who smoke, vape, or use other tobacco products want to quit. Getting help from the Maine QuitLink can increase your chances of success. Maine residents who participate in the Maine QuitLink program are 2-3 times more likely to succeed. Becoming completely tobacco-free is the best thing you can do for your health.

QUIT YOUR WAY

No matter what your quit journey looks like, we have the tools to support you. Choose the option that’s right for you.

PHONE COACHING

A Quit Coach is just a phone call away. Free 1-on-1 coaching with a Quit Coach who will work with you to create a customized Quit Plan. People who call are 2X as likely to quit and using free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) triples your chances.

  • 8 weeks of FREE gum, patches or lozenges for eligible residents
  • Talk to a certified Quit Coach for support
  • Unlimited calls for support
  • Free access to text, email and web services

WEB COACHING

Website support with digital tools you need to help you with your quit journey. Get quitting information, create a customized quit plan, join an online community, and track your progress.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum or patches
  • Chat with an Online Quit Coach
  • Free access to text, email and web services
  • Participate in an online community of tobacco users also quitting
  • Available 24/7

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

Individual services are designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the tools you want to use at any time through an online dashboard. Build your plan by adding or removing the tools that work best for you when you need them.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum or patches
  • Educational materials
  • Text messaging
  • Email
  • Dashboard Accessible 24/7