Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Monday, June 1, 2020

 

Comprehensive information regarding COVID-19 at UNH can be found at the UNH COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.

VISIT

Have a question about COVID-19? Ask a Health Provider: COVID-19 Question & Answer Service now available. Learn more here

 

UNH communications to students, faculty, and staff as well as local, national, and international news updates made prior to March 17, 2020 can be found at our Archives page


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Early/mild symptoms of COVID-19 can include nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and achiness. Nausea, vomiting, new loss of taste/smell, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle or body aches, and headache have also been reported.

More concerning symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included fever (>100.4F), cough, and/or shortness of breath. These symptoms typically appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, self-isolate and call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or other health care clinician for guidance:

  • UNH Durham Campus, please call (603) 862-9355 to speak with a UNH Health & Wellness staff member.
  • UNH Manchester and School of Law: Please contact your Primary Care Physician or local Urgent Care Clinic.

Testing for COVID-19 infection will be an important component of reducing the spread of the virus. Current guidelines for who can be tested have been expanding. For testing guidelines and locations in NH, visit the NH Department of Health & Human Services Testing Guidance website. For other states and general guidelines, visit the CDC website. Please discuss with your PCP or UNH Health & Wellness for testing status and recommendations. 

Service Changes and Enhanced Precautions at Health & Wellness

APPOINTMENTS

On-site clinical services are limited only to those students who remain on campus. For appointments, please call (603) 862-9355. If you are experiencing  fever (>100.4F), cough, or shortness of breath, please call ahead: (603)862-9355.  Our online appointment system is currently unavailable.

For all other students, we remain available by phone to assist your health needs. Call  (603)862-9355. Students can make telehealth appointments (primary care and wellness counseling/coaching) online at MyHealth&Wellness.

Nursing telephone advice is also available to any student after-hours. Call (603)862-9355. Information about after-hours and emergency care is available here

We are also available to UNH faculty and staff who experience illness or injury while working on campus. For other health care needs, please reach out to your Primary Care Physician. 

HOURS

Summer 2020

Main Building 

 

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  Closed July 3
Pharmacy  
Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm (May 28 - August 13) 
Closed: July 2 and August 6

   
Radiology  Unavailable
   

Massage Therapy  

 Unavailable

ENHANCED PRECAUTIONS

For everyone’s safety, we are taking enhanced precautions. When you arrive, please check in at the registration window and be prepared for additional screening, which will include a temperature reading and a brief questionnaire. For the safety of your friends and family, we urge all additional visitors to refrain from joining you on your visit.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS & TELEHEALTH SERVICES

Whether you’re on campus or not, we’re here for you. We’re offering many of our services virtually so you can be sure to continue to take care of yourself no matter where you are. Visit our Virtual Services page for more information.

Services Available Via Telehealth

  • Non-emergency medical appointments with a Health & Wellness clinician or Health Resource Nurse
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Alcohol, Nicotine, & Other Drug Education/Counseling (mandated and non-mandated) 
STUDENT HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN (SHBP)

The UNH SHBP has removed the requirement to have Preventive Services performed at UNH Health & Wellness for the summer. The preventive care 100% coverage $0 co-pay benefit coverage, when seen outside of UNH Health & Wellness facility by an in-network provider, will be in effect until the end of the Plan Year (08/31/2020).

If you experience a Change or Loss of Insurance coverage; please remember you must still notify Health & Wellness’ Business Office with-in 31 days.  You can enroll in the SHBP when you lose insurance due to a qualifying Life Event.  Please notify the Business Office of any insurance changes or any questions regarding coverage. For more information on the SHBP, click here

If you are a current student already enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan and would like to access your insurance account, click here.

 

Health & Wellness Updates & Resources

UNH Health & Wellness COVID-19 FAQs for the UNH Community
General information, prevention, transmission, travel, etc. 
Updated May 18, 2020

Recommendations for Management of Close Contacts with Person Diagnosed with COVID-19 Infection
Updated March 30, 2020

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Other Resources for Printing and Sharing

Prevention

We encourage faculty, staff and students to continue to be vigilant in preventing the spread of illness. 

While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat by following the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses (colds, flu, COVID-19), including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home and avoid public places (i.e. social distancing) in accordance to your State directive.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of any person, but especially anyone who is sick.
  • Do not share drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Read CDC's interim environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations for community members and people isolated in home care. 

Additional Resources 

COVID-19 Updates & News Alerts