Tobacco Cessation Program
The Tobacco Cessation Program provides outpatient treatment in a group therapy setting with the aid of medications. The program utilizes transdermal (nicotine patches) and oral (bupropion HCI), medications in conjunction with behavioral treatment component. The program offers classes weekly on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s for one hour beginning with a preliminary health screening followed by 10 weeks of group therapy sessions. Classes start at 0830 on Tuesday’s, 1400 on Wednesday’s, and 1000 on Thursday mornings. The program has a compliment of two psychologists trained in behavioral medicine & health psychology, family practice physicians, and psychology residents & fellows, as well as paraprofessionals.
There are two ways of getting enrolled into the program: You can talk to your Primary Care Manager and ask them to place a consult to the Tobacco Cessation Clinic or you can self-referral by making a phone call to the Department of Psychology at (808) 433-1498. You will then be contacted by the Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology medical clerk for an appointment to complete your enrollment in the program.
If you have questions, you may call Tripler Army Medical Center Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology at (808) 433-1498. The Program Directors are Dr. Raymond Folen and Dr. Michael Kellar in the Behavioral Medicine Service, Department of Psychology.
We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office