Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday, March 27, 2020

 

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

VISIT

 

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


Early/mild symptoms of COVID-19 can include nasal congestion, sore throat, and achiness. Rarely, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea have 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 allow for testing in individuals who have concerning symptoms; 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.  

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

March  28, 2020 until further notice

Clinical services will be available on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Main Building & Pharmacy

 

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Radiology  
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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.

STUDENT HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN (SHBP)

Due to the University’s announcement to cancel in-person classes through the end of the semester, the UNH SHBP has removed the requirement to have Preventive Services performed at UNH Health & Wellness. 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 spring 2020 semester.

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 March 19, 2020

Recommendations for Management of Close Contacts with Person Diagnosed with COVID-19 Infection
Updated March 17, 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 when sick (i.e. social distancing).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick.
  • Avoid sharing 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. 
  • Get a flu vaccine.

Additional Resources 

COVID-19 Updates & News Alerts