Wellness Resources

Northeast Passage

Northeast Passage

Did you know that Northeast Passage offers recreational and competitive adaptive sports?

Employee Fitness Program

Employee Fitness Program

All employees can workout at the Employee Fitness Program! Open hours during the academic year: M-F 11:00am-1:30pm & 4-6:30pm; M-W-F: 6-8am. 

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Did you know you take trips and rent equipment at Outdoor Adventures

This guide is a compilation of the health and wellness resources available to the UNH population. It is searchable by program name, health topic, departments, and eligible population. To view all of the listings, simply scroll down. This is a work in progress--if something is missing, please let us know!
Fitness
Community Members, Employees, Students

Get around campus easily with the Campus Connector bus system. The Campus Connector runs regularly, and is free for students and employees with IDs. 

How To Access:

Check the bus schedule and your nearest bus stop, arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled bus time, andmake sure to bring your ID! 

Fitness, Health Education
Community Members, Employees

The Cardiac Prevention Program works with individuals looking to reduce their risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. The initial cost of the program is $200 and this covers 24 prescribed exercise sessions and an initial health and fitness screening as well as a follow-up evaluation after the completion of the 24 sessions. After completing the introductory program the participants may choose to continue exercising under the guidance or our program at a cost of $5 per session. This program may also be covered by individual health insurance as a wellness program.


How To Access:

Initial assessments can be scheduled anytime once medical clearance is obtained from your physician. For more information or to register for this program please contact Melissa Rodgers at 603-862-0597 or email melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

Fitness, Health Education

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (different from the more specific coronary artery disease) who wish to continue and progress their rehabilitative exercise as prescribed during a Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at a closer-to-home facility that will continue to monitor their vitals and signs/symptoms with exercise.The fee for this program is $5 per session and may be covered by an individual’s health insurance.

How To Access:

Initial assessments can be scheduled anytime once medical clearance is obtained from your physician.For more information or to register for this program please contact Melissa Rodgers at 603-862-0597 or email melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

Community Members, Employees

This guidebook is intended to be used by caregivers or by individuals who wish to plan and prepare for their future as they age.

How to Access:

Visit the online guidebook. For more questions, please email cacl.chhs@unh.edu.

Students

CashCourse is all about money. UNH Coopertative Extension offers this resource to UNH students in partnership with UNH Health Services. CashCourse provides resources on financial basics: budgeting, protecting your credit, preventing identity theft, setting financial goals, and saving money. It's about letting your money build rather than seeing it disappear. It’s about being smart with your money now, and planning for your future – making your dreams come true. 

How To Access:

No registration required! Just visit the website to learn about your personal finances.

Fitness
Employees, Students

Borrow a bike from University Transportation Services, for 1 week to ride around campus or beyond!  

How To Access:

To sign up for a Cat Cycle, go to the UNH Visitor Information Center, on Mast Road (near Lot A). Bring your student or employee ID card and fill out the registration form.

Health Services

Health Services provides medical care, education and support for students with chronic illnesses with a philosophy of helping individuals to self-manage while providing education and support so they can continue classes and daily activities and manage the changing emotions and symptoms which may be brought about by chronic illness. Education and information is free to the UNH community. Counseling is free to students who have paid the health fee and for a fee for students who have not paid the health fee.

How To Access:

To make an appointment with the Community Health Nurse, please call 862-3823 or online.

Fitness
Campus Recreation

Recreational activities within College Woods include hiking, walking, skiing, jogging, and bike trails.

How To Access:

No registration required. Download a map, and stroll through the woods!

Health Education
Health Services

Communicating well with others is essential to our overall well-being and maintaining healthy relationships with others. Health Services provides information and education for free to the UNH community. Counseling is available at no charge for students who have paid the health fee and for a fee for students who have not paid the health fee. A Resource Library is available at Health Services and online resources are available. 

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about enhancing your communication skills, call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

Fitness

The Community Sailing Program offered at Mendums Pond teaches people of all skills and age levels how to sail. It is offered in the spring, summer and fall and is open to the public. Prices vary per course and participation and UNH Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount. 

How To Access:

Summer community sailing registration is online. For more details, please contact the Sailing Coach Diana Weidenbacker, at dianaw46@comcast.net or (207)752-1462

Nutrition, Wellness

Provides weekly emergency food supplies; food baskets three times a year; emergency needs response; monthly community dinners and drum circles, food rescue and recovery programs.

How To Access:

If you, or someone you know needs a food care basket, or an emergency meal, fill out the request form, email waysmeet@comcast.net or visit the Center in person, at 15 Mill Road in Durham.

Sexual Health, Wellness
Employees, Students

Advocates from the SHARPP office can help you work through your crisis. The advocate’s goals in crisis intervention are to assist you in sorting through options, feelings, thoughts, and reactions, strengthening coping responses, regaining control, and renewing previously healthy relationships.

Through the 24-hour support line, office appointments and walk-ins, SHARPP strives to provide support whenever you need it.

How To Access:

For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

Sexual Health, Wellness
Employees, Students

We can come to your classroom, residence hall, apartment complex, department, Greek house or other facility to provide a debriefing process in a format that allows individuals an opportunity to discuss their feelings and reactions to a traumatic event or difficult situation.

How To Access:

To schedule a debriefing consultation, please contact Amy Culp, Direct Services Coordinator at (603) 862-3494.

Disability Services
Persons with Disabilities, Students

Disability Services for Students provides services to students with documented disabilities to ensure that all University activities and programs are accessible. The office also promotes the development of student self-reliance and the personal independence necessary to succeed in a university climate. We seek to create a comprehensively accessible environment where students are viewed on a basis of ability, not disability.

How To Access:

To contact Disability Services for Students, please email becky.michaud@unh.edu.

USNH
Benefits-Eligible Employees, Employees

The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by APS Healthcare. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.

How To Access:

Visit APS website, use company code "USNH". For individual questions, please contact UNH Human Resources.

APS Healthcare

Company Access Code: USNH

Mental Health, Wellness
USNH
Benefits-Eligible Employees, Faculty, Staff

The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by APS Healthcare. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.

How To Access:

Visit APS website, use company code "USNH". For individual questions, please contact UNH Human Resources.

APS Healthcare

Company Code "USNH"

Mental Health, Wellness
USNH
Benefits-Eligible Employees, Faculty, Staff

The USNH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is run by APS Healthcare. They provide referrals, counseling, training sessions, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.

How To Access:

Visit APS website, use company code "USNH". For individual questions, please contact UNH Human Resources.

APS Healthcare

Company Code "USNH"

Health Education, Wellness
Cooperative Extension

Eastern Equine Encephalitis(EEE) is a mosquito-spread disease of birds that can be transmitted from a mosquito bite to horses and people. This educational resource includes information about mosquito biology, diseases they spread, management options, and how to protect yourself.

How To Access:

Download the brochure, or contact your local Cooperative Extension office for more questions.

Health Services

Health Services provides Nutritional counseling with a registered and licensed dietitian for students struggling with an eating concern and is free for students who have paid the health fee. Support and information for concerned friends and families is also available, including Eating Concerns Mentors, who are UNH students trained to provide support, resources and referral to students struggling with eating concerns/body image issues. A Resource Library is available at Health Services and online resources are also available.

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with someone about your own struggles with an eating concern, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online

Fitness
Kinesiology

The UNH Employee Fitness Program is housed in the Field House overlooking the main gym floor on the UNH-Durham campus and is approximately 3,600 square feet in size.  A wide variety of state-of-the-art aerobic, strength, balance exercise training equipment is available. The Employee Fitness Center is open and free to all employees! During the academic year, the Center is open Monday through Friday from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. During the summer, the Center is open M-W-F 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

How To Access:

The Employee Fitness Center is located in the top level of the Field House, which can be accessed by the main stairwell in the center of the Field House. Users are required to sign in upon entering the Center, but are not required to show a UNH ID. Lockers are available next to the Employee Fitness Center, where you can store your items. Forgot your workout clothes? No problem! The Field House loans workout clothes, towels, and locks to employees. Want a permanent locker, or shower? The mens and women's locker rooms are located on the lower level of the Field House, and are available for employees to use.

Health Education, Wellness
Employees

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) provides ergonomic assessments for both computer workstations and those tasks involving manual material handling/lifting to minimize risks of musculoskeletal injuries and/or disorders. In addition to on-site one on one evaluations, OEHS is available to conduct training and education on ergonomics specified to your needs.

How To Access:

To schedule an ergonomics assessment, contact Brian Cournoyer at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu or 862-4761

Nutrition
Dining Services
Community Members, Employees, Students

Express Eats is an expanded online meal ordering service. It's easy: just click on the desired location and choose your favorites, pay and pick up your order at the time you requested. Dining Dollars, Cat's Cache, Cash & Credit Cards accepted.

How To Access:

Follow the order form online to get your next healthy meal on campus!

Medical Services
USNH

Employees who select Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as an insurance provider are now entitled to an eye exam on an annual basis.

How To Access:

Contact your Harvard Pilgrim representative.

Health Services

Health Services provides information on financial wellness and resources for those seeking assistance with personal finance. The CashCourse website has information on managing finances.  Counseling is available for free to students who have paid the health fee and is available at a cost to students who have not paid the health fee. A Resource Library is available at Health Services and online resources are also available.

How To Access:

Visit the CashCourse website, or make an appointment with someone about struggles with financial issues, please call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

Fitness
USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers, Employees

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care subscribers are eligible to receive a $500 benefit per year 1 member per household for a health club membership that is payable to a selected participating health club. This membership is apart of the Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection.

How To Access:

Visit the Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection website. Look for approved fitness facility near you. Before joining an approved fitness facility, call Harvard Pilgrim and verify your eligbility. Don't see the a facility you want? Contact Human Resources to help with other options. Now- go get active!