Wellness Resources

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!
USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers

Inpatient detoxification of drugs and alcohol are available to Harvard Pilgrim subscribers and dependents. 

How To Access:

For questions, please call Harvard Pilgrim (866) 874-0817.

USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers

Hospitalization and Partial Hospitalization available to Harvard Pilgrim Subscribers and dependents for mental health services.

How To Access:

For questions, please call Harvard Pilgrim (866) 874-0817.

Health Education, Wellness
Cooperative Extension

Insect Repellents is a resource that describes all the different repellents such as, DEET, Picaridin, Oil of lemon Eucalyptus, Citionella, 2-Undecanone, IR3535, and other repellents that help protect you from mosquitoes, gnats, punkies, no-see-ums, ticks, and other insects.

How To Access:

Download the brochure, or contact your local Cooperative Extention office

Fitness
Faculty, Staff, Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Campus Recreation offers 24 + intramural sports to roughly 4,000 students. Competition ranges from competitive to recreational, and most major sports offer men's, women's, and co-rec leagues to 140 to 220 teams including Broomball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Ice Hockey, Innertube Water Polo, Softball, and more.

How To Access:

To sign up and participate in an intramural sport, register online. For questions, please call 862-2031.

Health Education, Wellness
Cooperative Extension

How does your child grow? How can you encourage and support your child's natural development? Find out by reading Just in Time Parenting, an Extension online newsletter. Provided by UNH Cooperative Extension and eXtension, the newsletters cover the prenatal months and children from 0 to age 5 years. This series of newsletters is based on your child's age, so that you'll have specific information about your child's development as he or she grows. You will receive an e-mail reminder when the next issue matches your child's age.There will also be useful tips about how you can encourage and support your child's development through the first five years of life. Sign up for the e-newletters online. Newsletters are available in English or Spanish.

How To Access:

Download the newsletter, or sign up to have it emailed to you.

Fitness

Kayak clinics are available every Wednesday night from 9-11pm at the Field House Indoor Pool. Learn to enter, exit, roll and other kayak skills. $5 per class, or $20 or 5 classes.

How To Acccess:

Register in person at Swasey Indoor Pool. Space is limited, so it is best to show up early. For more questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

Fitness, Health Education
Campus Recreation

Kool 2B Fit Kids Camps are held during February and April school vacations for kids ages 6-12. These camps offers youth the chance to engage in a diverse selection of fitness activities, from group games, swimming, and ice skating to snowshoeing, aerobics classes, and indoor rock climbing.

How To Access:

Register for camp online. For additional information, please call 862-2031.

Medical Services
Health Services

Health Services laboratory providers most standard diagnostic lab tests.  A lab order request from a Health Services Medical Clinician, Employee Clinic Medical Clinician  or off-campus health care provider is required before any laboratory procedure can be scheduled. There is a fee for lab tests.

How to Access:

To make an appointment, students call (603) 862-2856 or by walking in during open hours. Employees call (603) 862-4584.

Sexual Health, Wellness
Employees, Students

An advocate can be made available to assist survivors in navigation of the legal process, whether that is criminal, civil or the University’s conduct system.

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. 

Nutrition, Wellness

The Local Harvest Initiative is a growing partnership of UNH Dining, the Sustainability Institute at UNH, and local producers. Through the Local Harvest Initiative, UNH Dining is committed to serving locally, regionally, and sustainably grown, produced, and manufactured items to the greatest extent possible.

How To Access:

Visit the Sustainabiliy Institute website to learn more on how to eat local, and when local eating events will be happening.

Financial Wellness, Wellness
Cooperative Extension

Americans are feeling stressed and anxious about money. Some are wondering how they're going to pay their bills and others are concerned about their future financial security. Households can discover strategies to stretch dollars, manage money, increase savings, and decrease debt. Learning positive money management techniques can help you and your family. Contact your county UNH Cooperative Extension office or view recorded webinars on a variety of financial security topics.

How To Access:

Visit Cooperative Extension's website to learn about the online resources. For other questions, please contact your local Cooperative Extenstion office

Wellness
Health Services

Traditional and hot stone massage, provided by licensed therapists, is available to students, employees and employees dependents.

Prices: Traditional Massage is $40 for students and $50 for employees and their dependents. Hot Stone Massage is $50 for students and $60 for employees and their dependents.

How To Access:

To make a massage therapy appointment, please call (603) 862-3823 or schedule online. 

Fitness

Masters Swim Team is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. The team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 6-7am. Drop in practices are $7 each or academic memberships are available from $50-150.

How To Access:

Passes may be purchased at the Hamel Recreation front desk. For additional questions, please call 862-0845 or erika.cooper@unh.edu.

Students

Typically, an advocate will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to the hospital for medical care after the assault (specifically for a rape kit). This generally happens one of two ways: The survivor calls the hotline and decides to go to the hospital, at which point the advocate would meet the client at the hospital or at a determined location. A survivor is at the hospital and discloses the abuse. The hospital is mandated to call the local crisis center for services which will prompt an advocate to come to the hospital. The client can then accept or refuse services.

Undergoing a medical examination, especially one as extensive as a rape kit, can be very difficult. An advocate can be a source of support, as well as a helpful resource for any questions you might have throughout the medical examination. The advocate is there solely for your support and can help you understand the process better and help you navigate what can be a very overwhelming procedure.

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. 

Health Services
Students

Health Services provides medical acupuncture for students for a cost. Ear acupuncture is performed for smoking cessation and stress reduction and body acupuncture is provided for acute and chronic muscular pain and chronic headaches.

How To Access:

To learn more information or to make an appointment, please call (603) 862-2856.

Wellness
Health Services

Meditation is an experience of relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and awakening the spirit. Walk-in group meditation sessions are offered  to the UNH community. Appointments to learn how to meditate are available for students. Meditation soundtracks are available to download from the Health Services website.

How To Access:

For an individual meditation session for students, please call (603) 862-3823 or online.

For group meditation, there is no registration required. Sessions will be on Mondays starting on September 9, 2013 from 12:15-12:45pm in MUB 203.

 

Health Education
Health Services

Men's Health offers clinical services, counseling, education, programs, and resources on various topics pertaining men's health and wellness. Education and information is free for the UNH Community. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee. Clinical services are available for students and some services covered by the health fee.

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about men's health issues, call (603) 862-3823. If you have a medical concern/question, you can make an appointment with a medical provider by calling (603) 862-2856. Appointments may also be made online

Fitness

The Outdoor Recreation Area is a beautiful 200-acre site just nine miles from Durham. The pond is located on the Little River, a tributary of the Lamprey River and part of the larger Piscataqua River watershed. The Area is perfect for boating and picnicking. Two picnic pavilions are provided and canoes and paddle boats are available for rent. Swimming is permitted, however, there are no lifeguards on duty. 

How To Access:

A Mendums Pond pass must be obtained to use the area's facilities. To obtain or buy a pass, please visit the Hamel Recreation Center front desk. For questions please call 862-2031.

Mental Health
Counseling Center

The Counseling Center attempts to meet the emotional and mental health needs of the campus community by reaching out to those who may not seek counseling services. Our Consultation and Outreach activities include educational programs and classes, committee participation, and clinical consultation. Staff members are available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student.

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)

Mental Health
Counseling Center
Employees, Students

A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same day attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions of the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma. The Counseling Center provides emergency services 24 hours per day.

How To Access:

If you are feeling that you are a danger to yourself or others, visit the Counseling Center in Smith Hall immdiately, or call 862-2090 or call 1-800-735-2064 for Relay NH. If the Counseling Center is closed, call 1-800-273-8255, 911  or go to the nearest emergency room.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Hamel Recreation Center's bottom floor offers two multi-purpose courts with aerobics, dance, martial arts, fencing and other activities. The courts are available for use unless they are reserved for another activity. equipment is available for rent for free from the equipment room on the ground floor of the recreation center.

How To Use:

To reserve a multipurpose court, go online or contact (603) 862-2031 for more questions.

Mental Health, Wellness

24 Hours a day hotline, to call for help dealing with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. The Center also provides extensive information and resources on their website alcohol, drugs, detoxing, intervention, and addiction help. 

How To Access:

24 Hours A Day Hotline: 1-800-784-6776, or visit their website.

Mental Health

24-Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers help for yourself, or someone else when contemplating suicide, or coping after a suicide. There are also many online tools, and resources about topics around suicide. 

How To Access:

24 Hours A Day Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, or visit their website to chat with a professional and get other resources.

Nutrition, Wellness

NH Farm to School (NHFTS) is a statewide program working to connect NH farms and schools. Farm to school connections enable schools to serve healthy, locally grown foods in their cafeterias, integrate farms, food, and nutrition into their curriculum, and explore food and agriculture-based learning opportunities. 

How To Access:

To learn more about NH Farm to School Program, visit their website.

Nutrition
Health Services

A nutrition counselor (registered and licensed dietician) is available for consultation on nutrition issues, medical nutrition, eating concerns, and special diets. Peer education and cooking classes are also available. Education and information are free to the UNH Community. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee.

How To Access:

If you would like to speak with a Nutrition Counselor, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online