Wellness Resources

Northeast Passage

Northeast Passage

Did you know that Northeast Passage offers recreational and competitive adaptive sports?

Employee Fitness Program

Employee Fitness Program

All employees can workout at the Employee Fitness Program! Open hours during the academic year: M-F 11:00am-1:30pm & 4-6:30pm; M-W-F: 6-8am. 

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!
Nutrition
Dining Services
Community Members, Employees, Students

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!

How To Access:

Visit the Dining website to learn more.

Fitness
Campus Recreation
Employees, Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

Campus Recreation offers Open Skate, Stick, and Puck at the Whittemore Center Arena.  All stick and puck skaters must wear protective gear.

How To Access:

Open skate and stick/puck will begin on September 18. Please visit the Campus Recreation website for a current schedule. No registration is required, but skaters must show their UNH I.D. or a Hamel Rec member I.D. 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 862-2031.

Nutrition, Wellness
Students

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 Academy, 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!

How To Access:

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

Health Education, Wellness
USNH
Adjunct Employees, Employees, Faculty, Staff

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.

How To Access:

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

Fitness

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.

How To Access:


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.

Fitness
Employees, Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

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.

How To Access:

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.

Fitness

The outdoor pool is a seasonal facility. Several passes and punch card options are available for purchase. A full list of pool rates can be found on the website.

How To Access:

Please visit Campus Recreation's website to see the current Outdoor Pool schedule. Various pool passes can be bought at the font desk of the Campus Center or at the gate of the Outdoor Pool during open hours.

Fitness
Campus Recreation

There are twelve tennis outdoor courts available. Six of the courts are offered for rental at $55/day non-unh rate. The remaining six are kept open for UNH students free of charge.

How To Access:

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

USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers

Outpatient 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

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

How To Access:

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

USNH
Harvard-Pilgrim Subscribers

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

How To Access:

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

Fitness
Campus Recreation, PAWS
Students

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

How To Access:

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

Fitness

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 $180 for pre- and post-exercise fitness testing and 18 supervised exercise sessions.For individuals wishing to continue to program after this introductory period, each session costs $5.

How To Access:

 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.

Fitness
Campus Recreation

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.

How To Access:

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.

Health Services

Health Services has prescriptions 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.  Many low cost generic prescriptions are available for $5.  Faculty and staff can use their flexible spending account (FSA) to cover co-payments.

How To Access:

Health Services pharmacy accepts prescriptions that are written, faxed or called in. Bring written prescriptions directly to the pharmacy. Call in prescription at 862-1094 or fax prescriptions at 862-3229.

 

Health Services

Primary care services (examples  include respiratory illnesses, all kinds of injuries, mental health concerns, intestinal disorders, dermatologic issues and much more) are offered at no additional cost to students who have paid the health fee. For a fee, primary care visits are available to students who have not paid the health fee. Acute care medical services are available to all employees for a fee at the Employee Clinic. Additional fees apply for laboratory, injections, pharmacy, and radiology services. 

How To Access:

To make an appointment, call 862-2856, or online

Mental Health
Counseling Center
Students

During this evaluation, student needs and concerns are discussed, diagnosis is made, and treatment plan is developed.  If medication is indicated, students usually meet with our psychiatrist on a biweekly basis until it is clear that the prescribed medication is effective. There is no additional cost for this service, although we do ask students to be sure to cancel appointments that they will not be able to keep.  There is a fee charged for missed appointments.

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.

Medical Services
Health Services

Health Services Radiology Department performs most standard diagnostic x-rays.  All x-rays take at Health Services are reviewed by a local Radiologist. An x-ray order from  a Health Services Medical Clinician,  Employee Clinic Medical Clinician  or off-campus heatlhcare provider is required before scheduling any x-rays.

How To Accesss:

To schedule a radiology appointment, please call 862-2852.

Fitness
Hamel Rec Center Members, Students

A wide variety of athletic equipment and outdoor gear can be rented, such as: basketballs, yoga balls, towels, kettleballs and more. 

How To Access:

Equipment can be rented from the equipment room on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center with a valid ID.

Fitness
Northeast Passage
Children, Persons with Disabilities

The Recreational Therapy program provides person-centered treatment for individuals or groups in their home community, using recreation to improve quality of life, health and independence. Through this program, we offer wellness education, fitness plans, functional skill development, community integration, successful transition to community life, resource and network development, individual and family recreation and peer advising. Northeast Passage is currently contracted to provide one-to-one outpatient services through the Veteran’s Administration and both individual and group treatment in local school systems. 

How To Access:

To schedule a service, please call Northeast Passage at 862-0070 or email matt.frye@unh.edu for school based services or cathy.thompson@unh.edu for community/home based services.

Nutrition
Dining Services
Students

Could you benefit from some guidance with nutrition issues as you navigate through the dining halls? Do you need help meeting personal nutrition goals? Rochelle can help with a variety of issues such as choosing menu items that include all the food groups, vegetarian or vegan options, product or recipe information, food allergies, intolerance or related necessities.

How To Access:

To schedule an appointment with the Dietitian, email Rochelle at rochelle.litalien@unh.edu or call her at 862-2583.

Wellness
Health Services

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss a variety of issues relating to relationships. The resource library and online resources are also available. Education/information services 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 fee.

How To Access:

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

ReportIt is the place to report and learn about incidents of hate, bias, discrimination and/or harassment. 

How To Access:

Use the online form, or contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at 862-2930.

Sexual Health, Wellness

The Safe Zones Trainings are professional development opportunities focused on advancing awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues.

How To Access:

To scheulde a Safe Zones training, fill out the online form.

Mental Health
Health Services

Light therapy is one form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Sitting in front of a light box is just one way to cope. Most studies show that about 75% of individuals who experience with SAD feel improvement when using light therapy within a couple days to a few weeks. Health Services offers free light therapy to current UNH students, UNH/USNH employees and their dependents.

How To Access:

To make an appointment to use Light Therapy, call 862-3823 or make appointment online.