Wellness Resources

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Outdoor Adventures

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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!
Mental Health, Wellness
Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss self-esteem issues. Education, a resource library, online resources, and self-esteem groups are also available. Education/information is free to the UNH Community. Counseling is free for students who have paid the health fee. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee.

How To Access:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about self-esteem, please call 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

Sexual Health, Wellness
Health Services

Wellness Educator/Counselors are available to discuss a variety of issues related to sexuality – relationships, communication skills, sexual pleasure, contraceptive choices, sexually transmitted infections, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. Education, the resource library, and online resources also available. Education/information and services 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:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about sexuality, STIs, safer sex or any other sexual health topic, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online

Health Services

Students and employees who are GLBTQQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Allies), will find a safe haven within Health Services. Health Services has gay and gay-friendly staff who are supportive and affirming to all GLBTQQIA students.  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:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about sexual orientation, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online

Health Services

Counseling, testing, and treatment, as well as free condoms (latex, polyurethane, incentive), dental dams, and lubricant are available for students.  Education, a resource library, and online resources are also available. Education/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. Testing and treatment for infections are available to students with additional costs.

How To Access:

To get yourself tested, students call (603) 862-2856 or make an appointment online.

Mental Health, Wellness
Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss sleep and stress management. Education, the resource library, and online resources also available. Education/information services are free to the UNH Community. Counseling is also available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional cost.

How To Access:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about sleep management, please call  862-3823 or make an appointment online

The UNH Speech-Language-Hearing Center provides evaluation and treatment to individuals of all ages who demonstrate a variety of communication concerns and differences.

How To Access:

To schedule an evaluation or treatment, contact Amy Plante, the Speech-Language-Hearing Center Coordinator to schedule an appointment at (603) 862.2546, or by e-mail (amy.plante@unh.edu)

Fitness
Students

29 sport clubs offered. Over 1,000 students participate each year. Offered during the academic calendar.

How To Access:

Register online for a Sport Club. For specific questions, please call 862-2031.

Mental Health, Wellness
Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss stress management. Education, the resource library, and online resources are also available. Education/information and services are free to the UNH Community. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. For students who have not paid the health services fee, there is an additional cost.

How To Access:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about learning ways to manage stress, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online

Mental Health, Wellness
USNH

The StressEraser is a small portable FDA regulated biofeedback device, about the size of a deck of cards, used by many people to mitigate stress by activating the relaxation response. Guiding the user through a series of simple breathing exercises, relaxation can occur within 15 minutes, calming the mind and relaxing the body. We invite you to join us as we explore ways to become free from chronic stress, relieve worry, and gain a greater ability to cultivate emotional well-being. This program is available to benefits eligible employees.

How To Access:

Visit the USNH wellness website, and call Human Resources to schdule training, 862-0519.

Employees, Students

Support groups offer a safe space in which survivors can talk about their experiences with other survivors. SHARPP currently does not run any support groups for survivors, but we are always open to changing that. 

How To Access:

If there is a support group that you would like to see from SHARPP, please contact our office at (603) 862-3494. Furthermore, SHARPP can refer you to other crisis centers in the area that may be offering a support group that fits your needs.

Fitness

The Swasey Indoor Pool is located in the Field House. Membership is free to full time students and benefited faculty/staff. Community members, adjunct employees, part-time students and drop in, daily guests must pay a fee.

How To Access:

The Swasey Indoor Pool is located in the Field House. Please view the pool calendar for a current schedule. To access the Swasey Indoor Pool follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the online waiver before swimming
  2. Are you dropping in, and only using the pool for one day? Proceed to the Swasey Indoor Pool! You will pay the Lifeguard $7 cash to use the pool.
  3. Are you looking for longer membership? After filling out the waiver, if you have a are a full time student, or benefited faculty/staff member, go to the Front Desk of the Hamel Rec Center and get your swimming sticker. 
  4. If you are a community member, adjunct employee or part-time student, please go to the Front Desk of the Hamel Rec Center and pay for the appropriate membership.
  5. Once you have your sticker/membership, head to the pool! The Swasey Pool is located in the Field House, on the lowest level, which can be accessed through the side stairwells in the Field House. 
  6. The men's and women's locker rooms are located on same level as the pool, and are available for all to use. The Field House loans towels and locks with a valid ID, which can be picked up in the equipment room, near the locker rooms. 
  7. Have fun!
Mental Health, Wellness

The Marriage and Family Therapy Center provides assistance to individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of personal or relationship problems.The Center uses a sliding fee scale.Counseling is available to faculty, staff, adjunct employees, students and community members.

How To Access:

To make an appointment, call the intake coordinator at 862-2134.

Health Education, Wellness
Cooperative Extension

Watch this 6-minute informational video, and learn how to protect yourself from ticks in New Hampshire. Video was created by experts at the Cooperative Extension.

How To Access:

Watch the online video here!

Tobacco Cessation, Wellness
USNH

The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by APS Healthcare. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources and tools. Topics include how to quit smoking, the risks of smoking and tobacco, and how to help others quit.

How To Access:

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

APS Healthcare

Company Access Code: USNH

Health Services

Health Services offers many tobacco cessation options such as nicotine replacement therapy, hypnosis, medical acupuncture, and prescription medication. Education, the resource library, and online resources are available. Education/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 services fee. Tobacco cessation options are available for an additional cost.

How To Access:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about your use or someone else's use of tobacco products, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online

Health Services

Whether you are traveling abroad for fun or for academic/professional reasons, all your medical travel needs can be met conveniently at Health Services during the academic year through the state-approved travel clinic. It is recommended that you schedule your travel clinic visit at least 4-6 weeks before you plan to leave. If students have paid the health fee, visits to the travel clinic are covered, immunizations are charged at a reduced rate. Clinic visit and immunizations are charged at a reduced rate for faculty, staff and adjunct employees. 

How To Access:

The Travel Clinic is open to the general public. Payment is expected at time of services for those who are not UNH students or employees. To make an appointment, call (603) 862-2856 or online.

The Exercise Science program offers Community Testing services conducted by faculty and graduate students in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Some of the fee-for-assessment evaluations include blood lipid analysis, body composition analysis, submaximal and maximal graded exercise tests, and anaerobic threshold (lactic acid) testing. A complete list of services and prices are listed on the website. Student and group rates are available.

How To Access:

To make an appointment, please call the Kinesiology Office at 862-1854.

Fitness, Health Education

The UNH Employee Fitness Program (EFP) 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.  Graduate and Undergraduate Exercise Science students are actively engaged in this program under the guidance of a faculty member.  All EFP participants undergo extensive testing that culminates in an exercise prescription followed by personal training.  Recruitment for this Program is during the Fall academic term each year.  Please see the website for further details and hours center is open for individual employee fitness.

 Employee Fitness Program - workout center  Employee Fitness Program center

How To Access:

To sign up for the employee fitness program, contact Timothy Quinn at 862-1830 or tjq@unh.edu

Fitness
Campus Recreation

The UNH Homecoming 5K Road Race is scheduled for October 12, 2013. The entry fee is $15 when registering by October 9, and increases to $18 on race day. First 300 registered receive race t-shirt. Open to the public.

How To Access:

Registration is online for the 5K road race. For additional questions, please call Campus Recreation 862-2031.

Nutrition, Wellness

Slow Food at the University of New Hampshire is a collective effort to educate students, faculty, and the local Durham community about the production, consumption, and enjoyment of foods that are Good to the senses, Clean for the environment, and sold through Fair practices that support local economies. This student-lead group has also joined on with the the national Real Food Challenge and their Get REal! Campaign. They are working with student groups across the board including Oxfam, Sierra Student Coalition, 350.org and more.

How To Access:

To get involved, visit their website for upcoming meetings and events.

Health Education, Wellness
Students

The Military and Veterans Services Office is located in the Registrar's Office in Stoke Hall, Room 128EA. Office hours are 0800 to 1630 Monday through Friday. This office can help with general benefit questions, assistance in navigating the university and accessing services, support and advocate on issues important to vets, connect you with your Advisor, and suggest services that can aid you in decisions about majors and careers. To ease the transition from soldier to student, the office has social events, and helps you connect with other students, faculty and staff.

How To Access:

Contact the Veterans Support Office.

Fitness

Water fitness class is a group fitness class in shallow or deep water, offering less impact for the same intensity as a land-based group fitness class. This class is set to music and starts with a warm up, moving into the workout segment, cooling down, and finishing with stretches. This class is free to students and members of the Hamel Recreation Center and Pool Pass Holders. All others must pay a fee of $7 per class, cash only.

How To Access:

All water fitness classes are at the Swasey Indoor Pool, which is located in the Field House.  

Health Education, Nutrition
USNH
Employees

Attend weekly Weight Watchers meetings at work. This program is available to all employees for a fee. Harvard Pilgrim Subscribers can pay up front and get reimbursed up to $200 by Harvard Pilgrim through the health education benefit.

How To Access:

Classes are offered throughout the year. Check the Human Resources website to learn about current dates and availabilty. 

USNH

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care subscribers have many wellness opportunities available to them through the Wellness Connection:

Health and Nutrition Solution (Diet.com)
Diet.com is the next generation of online weight loss community, providing health conscious consumers with diet and fitness solutions. 
Fitness Club Membership
You are eligible for up to a $500 benefit per year (per family) for a health club membership that is payable to a selected participating health club.
Health Education reimbursement
You can get reimbursed up to $200 a year (per family) for completing a variety of health education classes. Classes may be on subjects such as smoking cessation, stress management, weight loss, nutrition, first aid, parenting, and more.
Member Rewards Program
Receive great prizes for your daily activity! The Wellness Connection rewards you and your covered family members for participating in regular exercise and physical activity.

How To Access:

Visit the Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection website to learn about all of these offerings. For specific questions, please contact Human Resources.

Wellness
Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss personal wellness, which may include topics such as physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and financial wellness. Education, a resource library, and online resources also are available. Education/information are free to 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 services fee.

How To Access:

Students, if you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about your wellness and life balance, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online