Healthy Start of Bradford County

The Healthy Start Tobacco Cessation resource is available for those enrolled in Healthy Start. Individual counseling is available through this service. Nicotine replacement therapy is available through the Florida QuitLine.

1801 N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091

UF Employee Assistance Program (AHEC)

Up to six visits for consultation are available through AHEC. Services offered to UF employees and spouses. Individual and group counseling also available. Call or email to schedule an appointment.


UF Community Health & Family Medicine (AHEC)

UF Health Science Center employees can take advantage of a 5-7 week smoking cessation program during lunchtime or evening sessions. Individual and group counseling for patients, employees and family members is also available at the UF Health Science Center.


Tobacco Free Alachua

A diverse community partnership which fosters collaborative initiatives to develop and promote policies that reduce the use and effects of tobacco. We focus on building community support and advocating for the establishment of tobacco control policies that will:
1) Prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco products
2) Protect Alachua County citizens from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke
3) Provide support for current tobacco users who want to quit.

Wendy Resnick; Ryan Mcguire
2401 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608

Shands Smoking Cessation Program

Offered to tobacco users 18 and older. Free 2-hour class once a week for six weeks. Flexible schedule of group and individual classes. Telephone counseling also available. Contact Gillian Eagle to sign up for the program.

Gillian Eagle
(352) 273-5224
706 SW 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Shands Healthcare

A wide selection of Shands healthcare counseling services, self-help materials and medicines are available to help smokers employed by the University of Florida or Shands HealthCare quit successfully. Shands employees who attend during their regular work schedules will be paid for class attendance (with supervisor approval). Group counseling also available. Website offers a national, state and county-by-county list of resources.

352-265-0680; Smoking Cessation Services: (352) 273-5224
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Services and information available to help veterans and Veteran Affairs employees to adopt a tobacco free life.

352-376-1611 x4499
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Healthy Start of Alachua County

The Healthy Start Tobacco Cessation resource is available for those enrolled in Healthy Start. Individual counseling is also available through this service.

Kasey Brooks
204 W. University Ave., Ste. 3
Gainesville, FL 32601

GatorWell Health Promotion Services (AHEC)

GatorWell offers the Quit Program in partnership with the Student Health Care Center, the University of Florida Area Health Education Centers, and the Florida Department of Health. Through the program, currently enrolled UF students can receive various coaching and medications. Telephone and individual counseling available.

3190 Radio Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Suwannee River AHEC provides the Group Quit option of Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way Program. Group Quit helps people quit all types of tobacco—cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, and others—in Suwannee River AHEC’s twelve county service area of Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.

The Group Quit program offers two types of groups: a one-time 2-hour group and a multi-session group held once a week for four weeks. Both programs are free and participants receive up to four weeks of free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Call toll free 866-341-2730 or for details about upcoming groups. 

Suwannee River AHEC also provides free tobacco cessation trainings for healthcare professionals and healthcare professional students.

14646 NW 151st Blvd.
Alachua, FL 32615