Philadelphia Department of Public Health resource hubs are located in five neighborhoods throughout the city.  At two locations, the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention offers a free starter kit of nicotine replacement therapies to individuals interested in becoming smoke-free.  No appointment is required to visit a resource hub.

What is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)?

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) are items such as nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges that can be used to manage tobacco withdrawal or quit tobacco use.  It is safe and helpful to use the nicotine patch and gum/lozenge together, even if you are still using tobacco.

Who is eligible and what information do I need to provide?

Visitors requesting NRT from a resource hub will be asked to provide their zip code and indicate any previous attempts at using NRT.  No personal information or insurance is required.  Individuals 18 years and older are eligible to pick up a kit.

Can I come back for more?

The NRT provided on-site is intended to be used as a one-time starter kit.  Recipients of NRT from a PDPH resource hub will be provided a handout that instructs how to effectively utilize the products.  Contact information for Pennsylvania’s Quitline is included, where PA residents can access additional NRT and counseling options, all for free.

Hub locations and hours

You can pick up free NRT at the locations and hours listed below. You don’t need to make an appointment.

Resource hub Address Location details Hours
North Philadelphia Resource Hub Mi Salud Wellness Center
200 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120
Entrance on A St. Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Northwest Philadelphia Resource Hub Shoppes at La Salle
5301 Chew Ave., 19138
Between GameStop and Dunkin’ Donuts Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.