Smoking Cessation Programs at Mount Sinai Health System Hospitals

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Mount Sinai Roosevelt
Mount Sinai St. Luke's



Mount Sinai Beth Israel
The David B. Kriser Lung Cancer Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel has begun the STOP! Nicotine Dependence Treatment Program. The STOP! program offers a full range of services to tobacco users, including consultation/assessment, treatment planning, withdrawal symptom management, counseling and relapse prevention. The program bases treatment on theories of chemical dependence and behavioral change while addressing the physical, behavioral and emotional components of nicotine dependence. Nicotine replacement products, as well as ZYBAN, are used to assist patients with withdrawal symptom management. Stress management, coping strategies, problem solving and complementary techniques including deep breathing, relaxation, and imagery may be incorporated.

You can participate in the program without a referral, or you can get a referral from your primary care provider, who remains a consultant in the treatment planning process. You’ll complete a standard questionnaire prior to the initial consultation, then participate in a one-hour assessment, at which time a health care provider obtains a medical history and performs a brief physical exam. Your stage of readiness for abstinence, need for medication and barriers to cessation are carefully assessed.

As part of the treatment plan, you and your health care provider will develop a strategy for initial cessation that determines a stop date and how to prepare for that stop date. Relapse prevention and follow-up strategies are also part of the treatment plan.

The initial assessment lasts one hour, and follow-up visits last 20 minutes each. The cost of the initial assessment is $140, and each follow-up visit costs $60. Your insurance may or may not cover the cost of this program, and you should check with your individual plan first. Our billing staff is also available to assist you in determining if your insurance covers this benefit.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers a Stay Off Smoking (SOS) support group that meets every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (10 Union Square East), second floor conference center. For more information, please call (212) 844-1349.

 

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Mount Sinai Roosevelt
At Mount Sinai Roosevelt, the highly successful bilingual (English and Spanish) program is based on the philosophy that each patient’s smoking cessation plan must be integrated into his or her medical care. Some participants are patients with serious pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, or cancer; others are completely healthy. For every participant, our physicians perform a complete medical assessment and work closely with his or her doctor to determine the best strategies for achieving success.

Intensive psychological support, nicotine replacement, and behavioral modification
techniques are utilized. In addition, ZYBAN is offered when appropriate.

Many participants begin a smoking cessation program with skepticism that they can truly be smoke free. At Mount Sinai Roosevelt’s Smoking Cessation Program, our first step is to let them know that they absolutely can succeed, with guidance, support and proper medication.

We accept Medicaid, Medicare and 1199 insurance. For participants not covered by those plans, the cost is $50 per visit.

For appointments at Mount Sinai Roosevelt, located at 1000 Tenth Ave. at 59th St., call (212) 523-6056.

For information about the program, call Lori Tartell, RN, MSN, director, clinical programs and education, at (212) 523-5471; or Mary O'Sullivan, MD, Program Director (212) 961-5530.

Supported by The Margarita Camche Smoking Cessation Fund and the James P. Mara Center for Lung Diseases

 

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Mount Sinai St. Luke's
At Mount Sinai St. Luke's, the highly successful bilingual (English and Spanish) program is based on the philosophy that each patient’s smoking cessation plan must be integrated into his or her medical care. Some participants are patients with serious pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, or cancer; others are completely healthy. For every participant, our physicians perform a complete medical assessment and work closely with his or her doctor to determine the best strategies for achieving success.

Intensive psychological support, nicotine replacement, and behavioral modification
techniques are utilized. In addition, ZYBAN is offered when appropriate.

Many participants begin a smoking cessation program with skepticism that they can truly be smoke free. At Mount Sinai St. Luke's Smoking Cessation Program, our first step is to let them know that they absolutely can succeed, with guidance, support and proper medication.

We accept Medicaid, Medicare and 1199 insurance. For participants not covered by those plans, the cost is $50 per visit.

For appointments at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, located 1111 Amsterdam Ave. at 114th St., call (212) 523-4490.

For information about the program, call Lori Tartell, RN, MSN, director, clinical programs and education, at (212) 523-5471; or Mary O'Sullivan, MD, Program Director (212) 523-5195.

Supported by The Margarita Camche Smoking Cessation Fund and the James P. Mara Center for Lung Diseases

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