About Cessation Clinics
The Ministry of Health offers free Cessation Clinic Services to the public through the Regional Health Authorities to help persons using tobacco products and struggling with tobacco dependency.
These clinics are designed to help users quit smoking and provide techniques that will aid persons in staying tobacco free.
The roles and function of the clinics are as follows:
- To provide both the medical consultations with pharmacotherapy advice and behavioural therapy for smoking cessation in a comprehensive manner.
- To raise awareness of the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting smoking through individual counselling and/or group therapy.
- To promote and prevention tobacco use and the exposure to others of second hand smoking.
Services offered at the cessation clinics include:
- Individual Counselling
- Behavioural Therapy
- Medical Management
- Assessment of the Patient’s Level of Tobacco/Nicotine Dependency and Readiness to Quit
- Referrals to Specialized Services
Cessation Clinic Locations and Contact Information
Cessation Clinics are available at the following health facilities:
South-West Regional Health Authority:
- Siparia District Health Facility: 225-4325 Ext 116101
- Couva District Health Facility :225-4325 Ext 1 3943
- Indian Walk Health Centre :655-2478
Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Appointments: By referrals and walk-ins (if space is available)
North Central Regional Health Authority:
- Arima Health Facility: 667-4714
- Chaguanas Health Facility: 672-8195
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Appointment: By referrals walk-ins and telephone calls.
Eastern Regional Health Authority:
- Cumuto Outreach Centre: 226-1106 and 643-9075
Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Appointments: By referrals and walk-ins
PLEASE NOTE: A Smoking Cessation Support Group is also available in Arima. Meetings are monthly but will soon commence virtually due to the restrictions/lockdown in place due to COVID pandemic.