University of Chicago Medicine (UCM)
Stop Smoking Programs and Resources

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) is dedicated to helping patients, staff, and the community to meet individual stop smoking goals. Below are available UCM programs from which to choose. Compare each on format, availability, and cost. to find one which best matches your needs, then follow the links to learn more details, to refer a patient, or to apply.

  Courage to Quit ®

Conducted by Andrea King, PhD, this program offers tobacco dependence treatment through group or individual counselling sessions, as needed. Participants will learn how to manage cravings, cope with triggers, and learn relapse prevention and stress reduction skills.

Located within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago Medicine
-5837 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

The program is held once weekly for a period of approximately two months.  Several groups are conducted throughout the year, and a new group usually starts every 2-3 months.  Call the contact number on the website to find out more information on future groups.  Individual sessions are also available on a limited basis, depending on counselor availability.  

Insurance only - Accepts most PPO insurance plans (no HMO), Medicare, & Medicaid

Contact and Registration:
Department Referral
Phone: 1-888-824-0200
Directions: Link To Directions

• Courage to Quit® UChicago

• Addictive, Compulsive, and Impuslive Disorders Research Program

  Tobacco Cessation Program - UCanQuit

Conducted by Ethan Israelsohn, LCSW, AE-C, this program involves 1-on-1 behavioral counselling, goal setting, optional medication management, and support. Basic program structure involves 8 sessions* (20 min/each), with weekly sessions through 1 week after quitting smoking followed by additional, less frequent visits (*total number and frequency of visits tailored to individual needs and based on insurance).

Located within the Asthma and COPD Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesdays 9am - 12pm
Fridays 9am-12pm; 1-3:30pm

Accepts insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Sigma, etc), call for additional details

Contact and Registration:
Ethan Israelsohn, LCSW, AE-C
Phone: 773-702-9952
Fax: 773-702-6923
Directions: Link To Directions

UCanQuit Tobacco Cessation Program


Additional Resources

Click Here for additional resources including other quit smoking programs, telephone support, online support, and substance abuse or mental health counseling

Website Questions Should be Directed To:
Patrick McNamara
Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory