Resources

 

On-Campus

  • Health Education Resource Center

  • Student Services Building-Top Floor
    • http://www.eiu.edu/herc/
    • Monday - Friday 8-4:30                     
    • (217)581-7786
    • herc@eiu.edu
  • Consultations

    • Tobacco cessation – a one-on-one program offered to students, free of charge, designed to aid them in their journey to quit smoking by addressing the dimensions of addiction and promoting a healthy lifestyle
    • Employees should check specific insurance package
      • Coverage varies by carrier
      • Common tobacco cessation services covered by insurance: counseling, interventions and reimbursements, Chantix, inhalers.
  • Health Services Medical Clinic

  • Human Services Building
  • Hours
  • Fall and Spring
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Advisory Nurse available by phone
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Summer
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Services
    • Prescribe Medication
    • Counsel Patients
    • Discuss and Treat Health Conditions

 

Off-Campus

  • Coles County Health Department

  • Services
    • Must be a resident Coles County to qualify  
    • "Break the Habit" Program in collaboration with Illinois Tobacco Quitline
    • Health Education Presentations available for businesses and school groups
    • Contact: Lee Ann Bryant
      • Registered Nurse
      • Health Educator
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline

  • 1-866-Quit Yes (1-866-784-8937)
    • 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. seven days a week
  • Services
    • Telephone Counseling from professional cessation counselors
    • Participants receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NTR) free of charge, if their insurance will not cover NTR
  • American Lung Association

  • Services
    • The "Freedom from Smoking" group clinic includes eight sessions and features a step-by-step plan used to quit smoking.
      • Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior
      • The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as a part of the group
  • AnEX

  • Services
    • The EX plan is a free quit smoking program that helps smokers re-learn their life without cigarettes.
      • Provide tips, tricks, and methods to help deal with slips up while trying to quit
      • Prepare you to quit for good

Informational Resources

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Quitting

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The National Cancer Institute

  • Offers a toll-free help line
    • 1-877-44U-Quit (1-866-448-7848)
      • English and Spanish Speaking Counselors Available