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!

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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.

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Students 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.

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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. 

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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.

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The Counseling Center attempts to meet the emotional and mental health needs of the campus community via conducting consultations and providing presentations on topics connected to emotional health.  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.  Requests for mental health workshops can be made online

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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)

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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, and/or the experience of a trauma. The Counseling Center provides services during open UNHCC hours (M-F 8 AM to 5 PM academic year; T-Th 8-5 during summer) for students who self-identify as being in crisis; services available after hours 24/7/365 via phone at 603-862-2090

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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.

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Hamel Recreation Center's bottom floor offers two multi-purpose courts with basketball, indoor soccer, floor hockey, 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. 

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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Students to speak with a Nutrition Counselor, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Providing nutrition education and guidance on navigating the dining halls at the University of New Hampshire and managing nutrition wellness overall.

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See sample smart eating meal combo photo ideas, watch brief nutrition topic videos, read on trending topics.

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On the UNH Dining website, nutritional information is available, such as, brochures, menus, BMI calculator, Food Guide, Diet and Exercise Online Journal, and more! Find all the answers to your questions using these resources!

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Visit the Dining website to learn more.

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Campus Recreation offers Open Skate, Stick, and Puck at the Whittemore Center Arena to students and Hamel Rec members. Community skate events are held over semester break.

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Open skate and stick/puck will begin on September 18. Please visit the Campus Recreation website for a current schedule. Skate rentals are $3.00 at the front desk of the Hamel Recreation center. All stick and puck skaters must wear protective gear. For questions please contact (603) 862-2031.

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The UNH Organic Garden Club (OGC) is a student-run organization established in 2003. OGC is part of the Food & Society Initiative of the UNH Sustainability Institute, which seeks to create a sustainable food system at UNH and to integrate issues of sustainable food and agriculture into the curriculum, operations, research, and engagement efforts at the University. OGC maintains a two-acre farm on the Campus-Community Farm, a 30-acre USDA certified organic site. In the winter of 2004, OGC collaborated with UNH's Students Without Borders to secure a $10,000 grant from the UNH Parent’s Association to create the “built” components of the farm site, including drip irrigation and a shed. The first growing season was the spring/summer of 2004. Crops harvested at the site are purchased by UNH Dining Services and sold at a weekly UNH Durham campus farm stand during the growing season. In 2007, OGC was voted Student Organization of the Year, and the Durham Community Dinners won Best Community Project of the Year!

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For updates on their produce and where to buy, visit WildcatLink.

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A key to maintaining personal health is maintaining organizational health. A working atmosphere that is cohesive and free of unnecessary tension goes a long way toward lowering stress levels and increasing productivity. Reaching this goal can be as simple as talking through internal changes, or it can require more in-depth team building. Whatever your needs, the USNH Wellness Office can design a program for your group.

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Visit USNH's website on organizational wellness, or contact Human Resources

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Outdoor Adventure Trips include kayaking, backpacking, and others throughout New Hampshire and New England on most weekends throughout the academic year. Prices vary. Trips are available to faculty, staff, adjunct employees, students, and community members.

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Visit Outdoor Adventures website to view the upcoming trip schedule. Trip registration is online. For specific questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

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Outdoor equipment can be rented from the Equipment Room, which is located on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center. Items can be rented for camping, hiking, boating, climbing, and other outdoor sports. For a full list of gear available, please view Outdoor Adventure's website.

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Equipment reservation must be made in person at the Equipment Room, in the Hamel Recreation Center. Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Please visit the website, or contact Cary Rhodes for additional questions at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

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The outdoor pool is currently under construction - more info on the website.

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Please visit Campus Recreation's website to see the current Outdoor Pool construction info.

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There are six tennis courts available. Courts are available for rental.  UNH students free of charge.

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Tennis courts need to be reserved online. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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

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

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Outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation services are available to Harvard Pilgrim Subscribers and dependents.

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

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Outpatient mental health services, such as group and individual therapy, medication management and psychological testing is available to Harvard Pilgrim Subscribers and dependents. 

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

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PAWS is a 4-day, 3-night program for new UNH students to explore the outdoors and meet other new students.

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Incoming first year students can register for a PAWs session online. For additional questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu

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The Peripheral Artery Disease Exercise Program is for individuals with a clinical diagnosis of peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is for anyone with this condition who wishes to improve overall health and well-being through exercise and education about lifestyle modification for the improvement of symptoms usually felt with normal activities of daily living. Exercise testing and prescriptions are developed and monitored according to a research-proven PAD exercise protocol and the individual’s needs and goals. The initial program costs $200 for pre- and post-exercise fitness testing and 24 supervised exercise sessions. For individuals wishing to continue to program after this introductory period, each session costs $5.

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Initial assessments can be scheduled 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 melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

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If you need individual attention and a workout program designed for you, sign up for PFT. A certified trainer will provide you with information, feedback, testing, and a workout designed to meet your needs. Check the Campus Recreation website for program details and costs.

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To register up for a personal training program, please register at the front desk of the Recreation Center. For additional questions, please call 862-2031.

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Health Services has prescription medications and limited non-prescription medications (at reduced cost compared to local retailers) available for a fee for students. UNH employees can access the Pharmacy in conjunction with acute care visits for prescription or non-prescription medications at any time.  Many low cost generic prescriptions are available for $5.  Faculty and staff can use their flexible spending account (FSA) to cover co-payments.

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Health Services Pharmacy accepts prescriptions that are written, faxed or called in. Bring written prescriptions directly to the Pharmacy.

Call prescription at (603) 862-1094
Fax prescription at (603) 862-3229

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