TeleQuit Smoking Cessation Program - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


TeleQuit Smoking Cessation Program

TeleQuit is the VA’s smoking cessation program that is coordinated by telephone. Telephone-based care means no in-person clinic visits for patients. Since its launch in 2007, TeleQuit has managed the smoking cessation care of over 19,000 Veterans and a growing number of VA employees throughout Northern California and Western Nevada.

The TeleQuit Program offers education, counseling, and smoking cessation medication. Free, confidential, one-on-one telephone counseling is provided by VA's smoking quitline at 1-855-QUIT VET (1-855-784-8838). Veterans and VA employees receive brochures with great ideas about how to quit smoking.

How to contact the TeleQuit Program

Veterans and VA employees can call us at our toll-free number: 1-650-493-5000, ext. 60557 (Palo Alto Division). Coordinators are available to take calls Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Veterans and VA employees may call us after 4:30 PM and leave a message on our voice mail.

What is the long-term abstinence rate with TeleQuit?

TeleQuit's 6-month abstinence rate is 26%. This outcome is comparable to quit rates in an excellent in-person smoking cessation clinic.

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About SmokefreeVET

SmokefreeVET is an automated text messaging service. It was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. Text VET to 47848 to sign up, or visit This service is free for Veterans.

Contact Info


  • 3801 Miranda Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact Number(s)

  • 650-493-5000 Ext. 60557

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.