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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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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If you would like 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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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. 


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Students, to make an appointment, call (603) 862-2856, or online

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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.

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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) 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.

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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.

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To schedule a radiology appointment, please call (603)862-2856. Employees call (603) 862-4584.

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

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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To schedule an appointment with the Dietitian, email Rochelle at rochelle.litalien@unh.edu or call her at (603) 862-2583.

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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.


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Students, if you would like to speak with someone about struggles with relationship and communication, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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ReportIt! is the place to report and learn about incidents of hate,  bias, discrimination and/or harassment (including sexual violence and harassment).  Anonymouse reports may be submitted via ReportIt!.  ReportIt! sends a report directly to the Affirmative Action and Equity Office Director & UNH Title IX Coordinator (but is not monitored 24/7).  The LiveSafe App can be used to anonymously contact UNH police immediately and directly. 

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Visit the online form, or contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at 603-862-2930 (Voice), 603-862-1527 (TTY), 7-1-1 (Relay NH)

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