To address the coronavirus pandemic and the emergency declarations in nearly all states, we are now offering free coronavirus (COVID-19) screening, evaluation, and testing for all Medicare patients in California, Texas, and Florida. We are working on providing home testing kits to our patients who need it, but in the meantime we will evaluate you for your symptoms, write any medically necessary prescriptions, and arrange for you to be tested at an authorized facility closest to you. Due to the high volume of requests during this state of emergency, we anticipate having to triage the patients with the worst symptoms and apologize in advance for any delays in getting back to you. In some cases, it may take longer than a day to process your application for our free telemedicine evaluations. Please note that this is for California, Texas, and Florida patients only. If you wish to be evaluated, please click on the Coronavirus Telemedicine Evaluation button below.Coronavirus Telemedicine Evaluation
In addition to coronavirus screening, evaluation, and testing, Cool Quit is committed to helping patients stop smoking cigarettes. Fighting tobacco addiction is our founding mission, and one that we will continue to address. If you are a smoker, please understand that this makes you far more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Smoking also causes many of the same medical problems like heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and respiratory issues that increase your chances of severe complications and even death when it comes to the coronavirus.
But we're not here to scare you. We're here to help you quit.
And if you are a smoker, the rest of this site is dedicated to you.
We offer multiple visits with a healthcare provider to help you stay on the right path, and make sure you have the right resources. Get your questions answered. With most health insurance policies, our visits are completely free with no copayments.
If you have health insurance, we offer free nicotine patches, inhalers and other medications to help you quit. And we have them delivered straight to your own home. If you are uninsured, we will work with you to find the lowest cost smoking cessation medications within your budget.
Many insurance policies may not cover smoking cessation services beyond 3-6 months. For a small monthly fee, CoolQuit will be able to help you stay quit with further access to our providers and groups, connecting you with a community that works together from the comfort of your own home. If you are uninsured or cannot afford our fee, we have an application process for a fee waiver.
Within 5 years, risk of mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder cancer is cut in half.
Within 10 years of quitting smoking, your risk for lung cancer is cut in half.
Risk of heart attack drops at least 50% after just a year, and back to the same risk as a nonsmoker after 15 years.
Within 3-9 months, you will start to breathe better, cough less, and your lungs start to regain function. Your circulation improves and your heart rate and blood pressure will drop.
Dr. Eugene Gu graduated from Stanford University with honors and then from Duke University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship in microsurgery. Dr. Gu is passionate about using telemedicine as a way to mitigate the nationwide physician shortage and to increase access to preventative care
Dr. Bhargav Raman did his computer science and medical degrees at Stanford University with a long history of innovation in both technology and patient-care, resulting in multiple publications and patents. He has always lived at the intersection of healthcare and technology, building custom systems to solve unique problems at multiple startups. He is also a healthcare economist who believes activist and entrepreneurial physicians are the key to solving healthcare