Tobacco Cessation

Students may call the WV Tobacco Quit Line 1-877-966-8784 for help.

Participants of the Quit Line are eligible to receive the following services:
  • Nicotine patches - up to 8 weeks
  • Educational mailings
  • Phone coaching
  • Quit Line staff available for questions Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

The Process

First call the Quit Line at 1-877-966-8784.

You do not have to attend one of the Kaiser Permanente (KP)  Tools to Quit workshops to qualify for free services from the Quitline. However, anyone who calls the Quitline and does not qualify to receive their free services, can attend one of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Tools to Quit workshops and they will automatically qualify for WV Quitline services.

A trained Tobacco Cessation Specialist will assist in determining the services best for the participant and complete the enrollment process by asking a series of questions. Participants are screened for desire and motivation and must be willing to commit to the program. Educational materials are mailed within two business days of enrollment. For more information contact: Beverly Keener at 304-366-3360, extension 24. or email her at beverly.h.keener@wv.gov.

Also, check out the WV Quitline online. 

Free Patches

The waiver enclosed in the educational mailing must be completed and returned to the Quit Line with a copy of identification for age verification. Enrollee must provide a photocopy of student ID. If necessary, physician's consent will be obtained by the Quit Line staff. A phone coach will contact the participant for further support, motivation and education. Evaluation is conducted six months after enrollment to determine quit rates and program satisfaction.

Helpful Links/Resources

 

Health Service Mission

The Mission of the Student Health Service is to enhance the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness.

Our goal is not only to treat illness and injury, but also to provide educational programming in Health Promotion. Early care of acute illness and a healthy lifestyle can prevent serious illness, reduce time lost from classes, and keep students looking and feeling well.

Prevention is the key to health, and the primary tool of prevention is health education. Self- responsibility is nurtured through the educational component of each encounter with the goal of developing a clientele that is increasingly independent and able to manage their own health needs to the extent possible.

Health Service Mission

Health Service Location

Student Health Service
3rd Floor, Falcon Center
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304.367.4155
Fax: 304.367.4710

After Hours/Emergency Information

Marion County Rescue Squad
Call 911

Fairmont General Hospital
Emergency Room
304.367.7456

Contact Info

Trish Watson, FNP, Director
Family Nurse Practitioner
trish.watson@fairmontstate.edu

 

Patrice Andersen, RN
Student Health Nurse
pandersen@fairmontstate.edu

Health Service Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM