Wellness Resources

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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!

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, Wellness

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a UNH-based initiative designed to promote food systems that support sustainable farm and food enterprises and sound nutrition in New England communities. FSNE promotes comprehensive, systemic approaches linking farm, food, nutrition, and social justice issues using analysis and visualization to help improve the integrity and viability of the regional food system.

How To Access:

To learn more about Food Solutions New England, visit their website.

Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to provide counseling and resources to students who are concerned about their gambling, and is free for students who have paid the health fee. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee. Free education and information is available for concerned family and friends through the Resource Library at Health Services and through online resources.

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with someone about struggles with gambling or financial issues, please call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

Sexual Health
Health Services

Transgender students and employees will find a safe haven within Health Services.  Basic medical services and referrals to specialists for care available.  Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Education/information is free to the UNH Community. Counseling available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. Students who have not paid the health services fee have an additional cost.

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with someone about struggles with gender identity,  please call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

Nutrition
Dining Services
Community Members, Employees, Students

All 3 dining halls have set aside a separate gluten-free (GF) refrigerator area for storage of select GF products for your self service (GF dry cereal selections, GF Vans frozen waffles, GF bagels and bread, GF crackers and cookies, individually portioned peanut butter, cream cheese, jelly, pure maple syrup, GF Ken's salad dressings and GF barbeque sauce). GF desserts will be at all dining halls. All dining halls have separate pans at their omelette/stir fry stations where you can ask to have your item made gluten free. If you have a recommendation for a specific GF product please let a manager or the dietitian know. Other comments and suggestions are very much appreciated!

You can also complete a gluten free meal order at any dining hall. (see form at the Checker stand) or here on line!

 

How To Access: 

Anyone eating in the Dining Hall with a medical restricted diet can use the Gluten Free refridgerator and storage area. To order a special gluten free meal, order online or contact the Dining Dietitian at rochelle.litalien@unh.edu or call her at 862-2583.

Health Services

Education, a Resource Library, and online resources are available to students experiencing grief and loss.

How To Access:

Use the Resource Library, or if you would like to speak with someone about struggles with grief and emotional wellness,  please call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

 

Mental Health
Counseling Center
Students

Group counseling is an excellent way to get support, learn about yourself and your relationships with others, and to develop new skills. Many students have found that group counseling is effective. Groups are available for anxiety and depression management, stress management, communication skills, and international students.

How To Access:

To make an appointment, call the counseling center 862-2090 or visit the office in Smith Hall and speak with the receptionist during office hours (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM during academic year; Tuesday-Thursday 8AM-5PM during summer session) If you are having a crisis emergency, please tell the receptionist so you can be seen that day. If outside of office hours, call 862-2090 and follow the phone prompts.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Campus Recreation offers 45+ group classes per semester, including step, hi/lo, cycling, cardio boxing, Zumba (TM), strength training, interval training, Water fitness, and others. Most classes taught in Hamel Recreation Center's Studio 1. Classes are open to students and members of Hamel Recreation Center. Guests must pay a fee of $10 facility guest fee and sign a waiver.

How To Access:

Classes are open to students and Rec Center members with aerobic sticker and guest (if room permits). Classes are limited by space. Must complete the group fitness waiver online prior to attending classes. For questions, please contact Linda Hayden at linda.hayden@unh.edu or 862-4515.

Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it! To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. The American Cancer Society has created a guide to help individuals quit smoking.

Nutrition
Dining Services
Community Members, Employees, Students

UNH Dining introduced the Guiding Stars® program into campus for the 2009/2010 academic year in an effort to provide students, faculty and staff with the most nutritious food choices. Guiding Stars® features a proprietary algorithm that rates the nutrient density of foods per 100 calories based on USDA, FDA, WHO, NAS, and other guidelines.

The ratings provide a measurement of best nutrient value for caloric intake pointing to the more nutritious food choices on campus as signified by the number of stars recipes receive. (One star is good, two stars are better, and three stars are best. No Guiding Stars means the nutritional value of the food does not meet Guiding Stars' rigorous criteria).

How To Access:

Visit the Dining Halls! Follow the stars labels next to each dish. 1 star, is good, 2 stars is better, 3 stars is best!

USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers

Harvard Pilgrim offers its members age 18 and older  a personalized, telephonic support program. All health coaches are registered nurses who have been certified in lifestyle management coaching, to help members make informed decisions about lifestyle management opportunities. Support focuses on:

  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Weight Management
  • Exercise
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Reduction and Life Balance
How To Access:
To contact your personal Harvard Pilgrim Health Coach, please call 1-800-333-4742.
Health Education
USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers, Employees

As part of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Wellness Connection, subscribers are eligible for up to $200 per year, per household, in reimbursements for participating in approved health education classes in areas such as nutrition, weight  loss, tobacco cessation, fitness, stress management, and others. 

How To Access:

Visit the Harvard Pilgrim website to view approved education programs, and details on how to use.

USNH

Biometric Screenings are offered twice yearly by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, with incentives for meeting health goals.

How To Access:

Register online for a specific session, or drop-in during Healthy Returns sessions. It takes most people 30 minutes to complete the session.

Health Services

Health Services provides a confidential walk-in HIV counseling/testing clinic for students and employees on Thursdays from 11-2, during the academic year, for $25. Results provided in 20 minutes.

Clinical appointments are also available to students. For students who have paid the health fee, there is no cost in addition to the $25 test fee. There is an appointment cost for students who have not paid the health fee.

Education, Resource Library, and online resources are also available.

How To Access:

To make an appointment to get tested or receive counseling, call 862-2856, online or go to the HIV Walk-In Testing Clinic.

Health Education
USNH

The NH Purchasers Group on Health has created the NH Hospital Scorecard in response to the need for more information about the cost and quality of health care in NH. Find out how your local hospital rates against others in New Hampshire!

How To Access:

This is a public website.Click on the "New Hampshire Hospital Ratings" to view the results!

Health Services
Students

Health Services provides hypnosis to students for tobacco cessation and pain management. 

How To Access:

To learn more information or to make an appointment, please call 862-2856.

Counseling Center

Kognito is a online, interactive, gatekeeper training program to help all faculty and staff identify at risk students ( for depression,anxiety and harm to self and others) as well as to help students identify their peers who are at risk for these same mental health issues. Two particularly at risk student groups,LGBT and Veterans , are the focus of two of the trainings. 


How To Access:

Visit the Counseling Center's website.

Health Services
Students

Students can call a Health Services Triage Nurse for self-care information. Online resources are free for the UNH Community.

How To Access:

If you have questions about your health,  please call 862-2856 to speak with a Triage Nurse and/or to make an appointment with a Health Services clinician. 

Health Services

Health Services offers routine and travel immunizations to the UNH community. This service is available by appointment only.

How To Access:

For an appointment, please call (603) 862-2844 or (603) 862-2856.

Mental Health
Counseling Center
Students

Individual Counseling assists students in resolving issues causing emotional distress and, as such, interfere with personal goals and academic success. Sessions are free to students.

How To Access:

To make an appointment, call the Counseling Center 862-2090 or visit the office in Smith Hall and speak with the receptionist during office hours (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM during academic year; Tuesday-Thursday 8AM-5PM during summer session) If you are having a crisis emergency, please tell the receptionist so you can be seen that day. If outside of office hours, call 862-2090 and follow the phone prompts.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Hamel Recreation Center's third floor offers courts that can be used as badminton courts. The courts are available for use by students and Hamel Rec members. 

How To Access:

To reserve a court, please call 862-2031.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

There are five basketball courts are located at Campus Recreation, two on the lower level and three on the upper level of the Hamel Recreation Center. These courts are reserved on a first come first serve basis unless they are being used for a university scheduled activity. Patrons may bring their own basketballs or rent them from the equipment room.

How To Access:

All courts are open for play unless an activity is scheduled. For questions, please call 862-2031.

Hamel Recreation Center's third floor offers courts that can be used as badminton courts. The courts are available for use by students and Hamel Rec members. The schedule of the court can be seen at campusrec.unh.e
Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

There is one international squash court and four racquetball courts located on the bottom floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.   Racquets are available to be rented from the equipment room, but balls are not provided; patrons may bring their own or purchase some at the Front Desk of the Hamel Recreation Center.

How To Acccess:

These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. To reserve a court, call 862-2031.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

The three lane suspended indoor track is located on the first floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  It is approximately 12 laps to the mile. Along the track there are also exercise bikes for more cardio of a cardio workout without going downstairs to the fitness center.

How To Access:

No registration required, the track is open and during Hamel Recreation facility hours to students and Rec members. For questions, please call 862-2031.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Students and members who wish to play volleyball may come and use volleyball equipment. Patrons will put up and take down volleyball nets with help upon request. 

How To Access:

Three sets of volleyball nets and posts are located on the third floor of the building and are available for use any time that the building is open, unless the courts are occupied. For questions, please call 862-2031.