Wellness Resources

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!

Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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!

More Information:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Campus Location:

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a UNH-based regional, collaborative network that serves as a convener, cultivator, and champion of our regional food system. FSNE believes that New England can be substantially food self-reliant producing as much as 50% of the food we eat by 2060. Racial equity and food justice are fundamental guiding principles for restoring and improving healthy ecosystems and a working landscape that supports our quality of life and diverse, thriving communities.

How To Access:

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

Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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:

Students  to speak with someone about struggles with gambling or financial issues, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

Transgender students and employees will find a safe haven within Health Services.  Basic medical services and referrals to specialists for care is available.  Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Education/information is free to the UNH Community. Counseling is 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 can  make a medical appointment to get, call  (603) 862-2856  or online. Students who would like to make a counseling appointment, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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

How To Access:

Students who would like to speak with someone about struggles with grief and emotional wellness,  please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

 

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

Group counseling consists of skills based and support groups , and can be an excellent way to learn about yourself and your relationships with others. Many students have found that group counseling is effective. Groups are available for anxiety management, stress management via mindfulness, and grief. The Counseling Center  also collaborates with OMSA and OISS to provide support and discussion groups. 

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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

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 862-4515. Schedule online.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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!

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

We assist guests who have varying degrees of nutrition needs, from gluten-free diets, to multiple food allergies and intolerances. From menu tags on the service lines outlining potential allergens, to online menus, gluten-friendly zones and an online special meal service, UNH Dining is able to assist.  

How To Access: 

Set up a meeting with the Registered Dietitian online.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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.
More Information:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

The Heritage Trail is a 6.1 mile trail run by the state of New Hampshires that provides a link between communities.  The trail gives access to walkers, hikers, and cyclers.

More Information:

Heritage Trail

Located at 10 Arms Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

Program or Department:
Campus Location:

Clinical appointments are 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:

Students to make an appointment to get tested or receive counseling , call  (603) 862-2856  or online.
Employees and their dependents can make an appointment by calling the Employee Clinic,  862-4584 or online.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

A 101 acre marsh with abundant wildlife to see such as ducks, geese, herons, moose, deer, and otters.  There is a gravel boat ramp suitable for canoes and small boats. 

More Information:

Hoit Road Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Located on Hoit Road in Concord, New Hampshire

Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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!

Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

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.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

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

How To Access:

Students, if you have questions about your health,  please call (603) 862-2856 to speak with a Triage Nurse and/or to make an appointment with a Health Services clinician.

More Information:
Program or Department:
Campus Location:

Routine Immunizations and allergy shots are administered for a fee.

How To Access:

For an appointment, students please call (603) 862-2844 or (603) 862-2856. Employees please call (603) 862-4584.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Program or Department:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

Individual Counseling sessions are short-term, and focus on coping with present stressors, building strengths, and assisting students in resolving issues causing emotional distress and, as such, interfere with personal goals and academic success. The Counseling Center provides general referrals for students as needed regarding medication services. Sessions are free to students who have paid the student health fee.    

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.

More Information:
Health Topics:
Eligible Participants:
Campus Location:

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has developed an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan to reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants through proactive measures, provide and maintain adequate air flow by maintaining ventilation equipment, and responding to concerns and complaints in a prompt, thorough, and consistent manner and effectively communicate investigative efforts with impacted parties. 

How to Access:

To report an IAQ concern or if you have questions regarding IAQ contact Brian Cournoyer in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu or 862-4761

More Information: