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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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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The Employee Fitness Program (EFP) provides two opportunities to employees to improve their fitness: an individualized, one-year program, and an exercise facility for individual use on a come and go bases. 

The 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.  The EFP offers fitness development and programming opportunities for employees at no cost. A wide variety of state-of-the-art aerobic, strength, balance exercise training equipment is available. 

Employees can take part in the exercise facility and/or the Employee Fitness Program. The Employee Fitness Program consists Graduate and Undergraduate Exercise Science students being 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. 

The EFP provides an exercise facility that UNH employees are welcomed to use. Healthy UNH partners with the EFP to provide extended hours of operations for UNH employee use. Hours vary, so please check for current hours on the EFP website.

Please see the EFP website for further details and hours center is open for individual employee fitness.

   

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Contact the Veterans Support Office.

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Students and members who wish to play volleyball may come and use volleyball equipment. Patrons will put up and take down volleyball nets with help upon request. Three sets of volley ball nets and posts are located on the third floor of the building and are available for use any time that the building is open, unless the courts are occupied.

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Students and members may call Campus Recreation to reserve a volleyball court: 862-2031

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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. Fee for non-members.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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USNH provides print and online wellness newsletters, which report on subjects such as current health events, initiatives, and benefits.

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Download the newsletters from the USNH Wellness website.

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The Wildcat Transit is the bus system which has transit routes to Dover, Portsmouth, Newmarket ad Rochester and is free for students and employees with IDs.

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Check the online, real-time bus schedule and your nearest bus stop. Arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled bus time, and make sure to bring your ID! 

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Clinical Services include annual examinations, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears exam, testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and counseling, contraceptive services, and limited sexual assault services. Women's health counseling is also provided. Health Services also offers education, a resource library and online resources. 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. Clinical appointments available for students with a medical clincian at no cost, but additional costs apply for testing, treatment, contraceptives, etc.

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Appointments for students with the Women's Health Department can be made by calling (603) 862-2856.

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www.Diet.com is an online wellness website. This website provides health education, wellness tips, healthy recipes, and workout routines. Benefits eligible employees with Harvard Pilgrim Medical Coverage are eligible to use this website

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No registration required. Visit the diet.com website!

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Free yoga classes are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays in the MUB from 12-1pm to students.

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No registration is required. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Classes are Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon-1pm, Wildcat Den, MUB.

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