Smoking Cessation Clinic (Free Of Charge)

Smoking Cesssation

Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic, is a Department of Ochsner Medical Center!

Our smoking cessation clinics offer free services to our patients to help them kick their smoking habit for good! Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States with 400,000 lives lost and more than 3 Billion dollars in health care cost and productivity losses in Louisiana alone.

We offer smoking cessation clinics in all regions: New Orleans at our Jefferson Highway location, Kenner, the West Bank, Baton Rouge, Hammond, the North Shore, in both Slidell and Covington and Raceland in the Bayou region.  Additional sites will be opening in the fall.

Please call 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to have one of our coordinators assist you.


To be a part of the free program, you must have started smoking prior to 1988 and be a Louisiana resident.

Please call (504) 842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 for more information or to have one of our coordinators assist you with the process to sign up for the program and make an appointment.

  • Step 1: Sign up with the Smoking Cessation Trust to receive your benefit cards. You can sign up online at or by calling (504) 529-5665 for local and (855) 259-6346 toll free. 
  • Step 2: Contact the Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic to make your first consultation appointment by calling (504) 842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 If you qualify for the free program, you'll have access to cessation medications, individual/group counseling, telephone quit line support, a Quit Coach and more.

"This unique program will help protect the health of our colleagues, their families and our communities," says Patrick J. Quinlan, M.D., CEO, Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Ochsner International Services and Executive Director, Center for Community Wellness and Health Policy.

Focus on being healthy and become one of the millions of Americans that quit smoking every year!

Mary's Story

Mary smoked cigarettes for about 40 years until the Smoking Cessation Trust and Mickie LeSage, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist at began helping her to quit.