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It’s hard to quit. We know. When you’re ready, we’re here.

Resources for GatorCare Members

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

GatorCare members ages 18+ have access to free quit aids with a prescription, including patches, gum, lozenges, and medications like Chantix and Bupropion. Learn more. . . .

One-on-One Coaching

Connect with your GatorCare Wellness Team for one-on-one coaching to help you reduce or eliminate your tobacco usage. Gainesville members, contact Mallory Rubek; Jacksonville members, contact Felicia Brinkley, Tobacco Training Specialist.

Community Resources

Tobacco Free Florida

Looking to quit nicotine use of any kind–hookah, tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, or vape? Tobacco Free Florida offers free smoking cessation programs such as Text2Quit, personalized coaching sessions with a Quit Coach®, nicotine replacement therapy, and Web Quit. For additional tools and information, visit Tobacco Free Florida.

University of Florida AHEC

The UF Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program in partnership with Tobacco Free Florida offers free classes to help you quit. Participate in a one-time, two hour Tools to Quit class and receive two to four weeks of free nicotine replacement products (if medically appropriate for individuals 18 years or older). Classes are offered twice a day Monday through Friday and are available in-person and online. Visit UF AHEC to sign up for your class. All classes are open to the public.

Florida AHEC Network

Find a tobacco cessation program near you. The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network consists of 10 centers throughout the state of Florida providing health professional education and support, including free tobacco cessation services. Click on your county under “centers by county” to learn more about programs near you. Gainesville residents fall under the Suwannee River AHEC, and Jacksonville residents belong to the Northeast Florida AHEC.


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Vaping Information for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers

Questions about the tools and resources available to GatorCare members? Call the GatorCare Wellness office at 352-733-9202.