The UCSF Fontanca Tobacco Treatment Center is staffed by nurses and pharmacists who are specially trained in treating tobacco dependence. The Center provides group programs available to those who wish to quit smoking. Enrollment can be made over the phone (415-885-7895) or visit
The center’s services include:
Stop Smoking Class — This class is designed to help people stop smoking. Suzanne Harris, a registered nurse, certified tobacco treatment specialist and former smoker, leads an interactive course focusing on smoking and health, addiction, strategies for quitting and motivation. This class meets Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm.
Relapse Prevention Program — This class is for graduates of the Stop Smoking Class, even those who aren’t yet smoke-free, and provides extra support to help people become and stay smoke-free. The class meets on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
All classes are located in conference rooms at the Medical Center’s Mount Zion campus. No referrals are required to make an appointment or enroll in a class.
Reimbursement per participant (if employee’s health insurance does not cover) includes:
• One, 4-week Cessation Program (value of $55)
• Relapse Prevention visits, up to 10 visits (value of $50)
• Medication assistance, such as nicotine patch, gum, Chantix, etc. (up to $75 with receipts)