Minnesota
Quitline Profile
United States
Quitline: Quit Partner
Began Operations: February 2001
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Closed on:
Thanksgiving, and Christmas the quitline is closed. For Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the day after thanksgiving the hours are different 8:00am to 6:30pm CST time.
Telephone Numbers
Line
Phone Number
Language/Subject
1
1-800-784-8669
English
2
1-855-DEJELO-YA
Spanish
3
1-877-777-6534
TTY
Supported Languages
Counseling offered in: English, Spanish and Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese (through the Asian Smokers' Quitline)
Third-party counseling: All other languages via interpreter
Deaf/Hard of hearing: TTY relay CA Communication Assistant
 
Phone Counseling
Types:
brief intervention
single-session
multi-session (client-initiated)
multi-session (counselor-initiated)
Text Msg to cell phone (two-way)
Text Msg to cell phone (one-way)
Length of standard first session: 20 min
Length of standard follow-up session: 15 min
Counseling session topics:
tobacco history
developing a quit plan
setting a quit date
withdrawal symptoms
relapse prevention
weight gain
use of cessation medication
stress management
other
Web-Based Services
quitline information
cessation information
self-help tools
automated e-mail messages
interactive counseling
chat rooms
Cessation Medications
Free Medications
patch
gum
lozenge
nasal spray
inhaler
varenicline
bupropion
Discounted Medications
patch
gum
lozenge
nasal spray
inhaler
varenicline
bupropion
Distribution Methods
voucher
by mail
Other Services
voicemail with callbacks
recorded self-help messages
referral to other health services
mailed info or self-help resources
To receive counseling:
Uninsured or underinsured (no coverage for telephone counseling and/or NRT through health plan)
To receive medication:
4 weeks of NRT through the Quit Partner for uninsured and underinsured (no coverage for telephone counseling and/or NRT through health plan) age 18 or older with no medical contraindications. 2 week starter kits available to all Minnesotans age 18 or older with no medical contraindications.
Specialized Materials
youth, under 18
youth, 18-25
older tobacco users, 55+
smokeless tobacco users
pregnant tobacco users
multiple addictions
racial/ethnic populations
lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
chronic health conditions
low socioeconomic status or Medicaid
low literacy
other
mental health disorders including psychiatric conditions
Fax or electronic referral program:  Yes
Person(s) eligible to refer patients:
certified or trained fax referral providers
clinicians or non-clinicians in a healthcare setting
clinicians or non-clinicians in a community-based organization
other
Available referral methods:
faxed form
e-mail or online
EMR with electronic submission
Tobacco users can be referred if they:
are thinking about quitting
indiciate a readiness to quit within 30 days
are ready to make a quit attempt
are quit and seek help to stay quit
Referred patients contacted within:  Within 48 hours
Other services available to referring providers:
quitline and/or referral brochures
customized referral/consent forms
patient progress reports
customized provider feedback reports
staff training
quitline/referral program newsletter
Referral program contact:
Brianna Longeway
Minnesota Department of Health
(218) 302-6167
health.cessation@state.mn.us
Other information:
Smoke-Free Laws
Workplaces: Yes
Bars: Yes
Restaurants Yes
Tobacco Tax Rates
Current cigarette tax rate: $3.04
Effective date: January 1, 2015
Amount of last increase: $0.04
Callers (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2018)
Number of direct calls to the quitline: 16,022
Number of tobacco users receiving services: 11,515
Number of tobacco users registering for Web-based services: 7,837
Number of tobacco users referred to the quitline: 1,443
Calculations (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2018)
Amount per smoker spent on services and medications: $1.76
Amount per smoker spent on media and promotions: Not available
Promotional reach: 2.00 %
Treatment reach: 1.97 %
NAQC standard quit rate: 27.30 %
Additional Info:
On April 1, 2020 Quit Partner replaced QUITPLAN Services providing tobacco cessation services for uninsured and underinsured (i.e. no insurance coverage for telephone counseling and/or NRT) Minnesota residents, and Individual Tools for Minnesotans: NRT Starter Kits, Email and Texting programs. Quit Partner also offers services to youth aged 13-17. This section will be updated when Quit Partner completes its first evaluation.
NOTE: Additional quitline data is available online at www.naquitline.org/data/
Context for quitline metrics:
The Quitline Metrics Section reflects data provided by QUITPLAN Services. QUITPLAN Services provided the QUITPLAN Helpline for uninsured and underinsured (i.e. no insurance coverage for telephone counseling and/or NRT) Minnesotans, and Individual QUITPLAN Services for all adult Minnesotans: NRT Starter Kits, Email and Texting programs, and a printed quit guide. These services ended March 31, 2020. Tobacco users in Minnesota with health insurance also served by health plan cessation services.
Funder of quitline services: Minnesota Department of Health
Operator of counseling services: National Jewish Health
Funding source(s): State of Minnesota
Profile last updated on June 18, 2020