Become A QuitlineNC Referral Site

Research shows that 70 percent of smokers want to quit. In most cases, people who use tobacco need assistance to quit successfully. Just advising your patients to quit using tobacco during office visits increases their chances for success.1 Promoting smoking cessation to your patients increases their satisfaction with their visits, even among smokers not yet motivated to quit.2

QuitlineNC is a frontline tool to help individuals quit tobacco and has helped thousands of North Carolinians start a tobacco-free life. It is effective, confidential, and free.

You and your site can become a registered QuitlineNC Referral Site by completing and returning our registration form .

Referral Options

QuitlineNC eReferral is a web portal to send referrals easily and in real time to QuitlineNC in only 3 steps. See Referral Guide here . Click below to access web portal.


Electronic Referral System. Healthcare providers can electronically refer patients to QuitlineNC. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are an important way for the QuitlineNC to receive referrals from healthcare providers. The TPCB staff is available to help healthcare systems plan and implement an EHR QuitlineNC referral system for seamless processing and reporting. For further information, please email or call 919-707-5402.

Fax Referral or Electronic Fax are still options for those not able to move to eReferral right away. Fill out the fax referral form in English or Spanish and Fax to QuitlineNC at 1-800-483-3114.

Benefits of Being a QuitlineNC Referral Site

  1. Receive reports of your patients through secured email for your patient’s medical record. The report will state if the patient was reached, enrolled in services, planned to quit and engaged with our services.
  2. Receive monthly aggregate reports of your site's patients referred to QuitlineNC.
  3. Receive updates on new services, promotions, or changes regarding QuitlineNC.
  4. Receive ongoing technical assistance and training on the referral process.

1 Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 Update Panel, Liaisons, and Staff (2008). A Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. A U.S. Public Health Service Report. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2), 158-176.

2 Conroy MB, Majchrzak NE, Regan S, Silverman CB, Schneider LI, Rigotti NA. The association between patient-reported receipt of tobacco intervention at a primary care visit and smokers' satisfaction with their health care. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Apr;7 Suppl 1:S29-34. doi: 10.1080/14622200500078063. PMID: 16036267.