Wellness Resources

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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, Health Education
Community Members, Employees

The Cardiac Prevention Program is an exercise and wellness program for individuals with one or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The program functions to decrease the participant's risk for CVD while improving his or her overall wellness through exercise and educational discussions. Exercise testing and prescription are developed and modified according to each individual's needs and goals. The initial program cost is $200 for the pre- and post-program health and fitness assessments and 24 exercise sessions.

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 an exercise program for patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is for anyone who has suffered a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, angina, etc.) or undergone a cardiovascular procedure (stent, bypass surgery, valve repair/replacement, etc.) who wishes to improve overall health and well-being. Exercise testing and prescriptions are developed and monitored according to an individual’s needs and goals. Each session costs $5.

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.

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

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.

The mission of the Family Connections Center is to strengthen the connection between incarcerated parents and their families while facilitating ties to their community through education and support.  Over the past 12 years, the FCCs' offerings have included parenting education classes, weekly parenting support groups, one‐on‐one virtual/video visits between incarcerated mothers or fathers and their children, life skills seminars, relationship and communications course for couples, and much more.

How to Access:

Visit Family Connections Center website

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!

Each year, the seasonal flu makes its way to campus resulting in missed days of work and classes. This virus spreads rapidly among students because of close living conditions, lowered resistance, stress, etc., and campus communities have the potential to face significant epidemics each winter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the seasonal flu vaccine is the single most effective method for preventing the seasonal flu.

Students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at Health Services.

Costs are as follows:
Free for students who have paid the health fee
$25 for students who have not paid the health fee

No out-of-pocket cost to UNH employees and their dependents (age 18 and older) who are Harvard Pilgrim subscribers through UNH who present a valid HPHC card at the clinic. The claim for the cost of the vaccination ($25) will be processed directly to Harvard Pilgrim. For other employees not insured through the UNH Harvard-Pilgrim employee plan, the $25 is due at the time of vaccination.

How To Access:

Visit the Health Services website for more details.

Nutrition
Cooperative Extension

Find food safety udlines and answers to your questions on a variety of topics from emergencies to holiday food safety and learn how to safety preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.

How to Access:

Visit website to learn more, or contact your local Cooperative Extension office.