Healthcare Professionals

Making a Referral

Any healthcare provider practicing in Ontario can refer his or her patients or clients to Smokers’ Helpline by fax at 1 877 513-5334 using a Quit Connection referral form. Minimal contact intervention can be quick, easy and effective, and Smokers’ Helpline will do the rest.

When making a Quit Connection referral, many clinicians will follow the 3 A's:

  1. Ask about tobacco use at every visit. 
  2. Advise your client to quit. 
  3. Arrange for additional support by directly referring to Smokers' Helpline

More information on how You Can Make A Difference

Tips for making successful referrals:

  • Make a cessation intervention a systematic part of your patient care
  • Keep Quit Connection forms accessible and fully stocked
  • Photocopy the form with your contact information already filled out
  • Contact Smokers’ Helpline for promotional materials and support
  • Once faxed, file the referral form with your patient’s chart