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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UNH and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) (formerly Disability Services for Students) take great pride in promoting the development of students and the personal independence necessary to succeed academically and beyond. SAS provides services to students who have permanent or temporary disabilities, including students with physical or learning disabilities and students with health issues (mental or physical) which impact their UNH experience. We seek to create a welcoming, universally accessible environment where all students are able to participate in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience.

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To contact the office, please email sas.office@unh.edu or call (603) 862-2607

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The UNH Extension 4-H Program offers a wide range of health related activities for youth to participate in. These range from do-it-yourself curriculums, to cooking contests (e.g., The Grilled Cheese Challenge) to trips to Washington DC to participate in national youth health summits. Programs are designed for youth ages 5-18 but require the a participation of caring adults as volunteers ass well.

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Inquire about 4-H in your county

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Essential to the well being of kids and to the prevention of significant risk factors down the road, is youth participation in activities and groups where youth feel a sense of belonging while pursuing real skills. 4-H offers this to youth ages 5-18 across NH.

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Inquire about 4-H in your county

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The Center on Aging and Community Living  has a lending library which includes the film 9 to 90, which is a documentary about family caregiving. It can be utilized as a tool to help facilitate conversations with loved ones about aging with dignity in the modern age. 

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If you find you are having trouble keeping up with your coursework, studying for tests or completing assignments on time, come talk to a SHARPP advocate.  SHARPP may be able to provide you with an Academic Intervention, through which we will ask your professor(s) to give consideration to you in your coursework.

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For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

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If academic performance is affected by illness, students can consult with the health resource nurse to learn about their academic options. This program is available at no additional cost to students who have paid the health fee. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee.

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Call the Health Resource Nurse at (603) 862-2856 or go online to schedule an appointment.

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UNH Health & Wellness offers acute care services (e.g. Infections, injuries, headaches, heartburn, etc.).

Health & Wellness offers acute care for students.

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Employees call (603) 862-9355 (WELL) or go online to make an appointment. Students call (603) 862-2856.

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Contact the EEO/ADA Compliance Officer for information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance at UNH, to lodge a complaint or Faculty and Staff to request a reasonable accommodation.

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

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Right next door to Basquil-Sheehan Park, the skateboard park is open to the public in the summer months. 

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Adam Curtis Skateboard Park

Located on Maple Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Northeast Passage provides rentals on more than 180 pieces of adaptive recreation equipment. Rentals are available by the day or week, at affordable rates. 

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Visit the website, click on the equipment you are looking to rent, and reserve it online. For questions, call Northeast Passage at 862-0070.

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Seasonal adaptive sports are available to people with disabilities in archery, cycling, court sports, cross country skiing, golf, paddling, and waterskiing. Competitive opportunities are available in sled hockey, quad rugby, and power soccer.

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To register for any event, call 862-0070 or email Northeast Passage at northeast.passage@unh.edu.

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Advocates are trained staff and volunteers of SHARPP who meet with survivors to provide a wide-range of services. All advocates are required to undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and stalking, and the systems that pertain to these issues. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources and opportunities. They are trained to work with survivors respectfully, recognizing that systems may be confusing and overwhelming to survivors.

Advocates help identify all the options available and help survivors decide which choices best meet their needs in a non-judgmental way, leaving the advocate’s personal opinion out of the equation.

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For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

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Health & Wellness has an agreement with Access Nurse Medical Call Center to provide after-hours nurse triage services for students whose medical needs cannot wait for Health & Wellness to reopen. 

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Medical Emergency: dial 911

Minor Illness & Injury: call Health & Wellness at (603) 862-9355 and press 2. You will be automatically connected to the Medical Call Center. A nurse will conduct a phone assessment, and make suggestions for additional care options, including a possible visit to the Emergency room, or nearby Urgent Care Center.

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Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is the educational license holder of the documentary Age of Champions. Faculty and Staff may request permission to borrow the film for educational purposes. Additionally, CACL and the Recreation Management and Policy Department organize an annual event around healthy aging. The event is open to UNH staff and faculty as well as the community. This event brings together vendors and activities focused on health, active aging. All ages are welcome because "It's Never too Soon to Age Well!" 

For more information, please email cacl.chhs@unh.edu

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The Alcohol and Other Drugs Education and Counseling Program aims to provide accurate and current information to the UNH Community about alcohol and other drugs. The program covers the full range of risks associated with high risk alcohol use including the legal, academic, social and physical impacts.  Services provided by wellness educators/counselors are available for those who self-refer and for those who are mandated to participate. Counseling services are available at no additional charge to students who have paid the health fee and available for a fee to students who have not paid the health fee or who have been mandated to receive education and counseling. Education and information is free for the UNH community.

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Call (603) 862-3823 or go online to make an appointment.

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Located at Philbrook Dining Hall. All foods here are prepared exclusively with ingredients that do not contain gluten (barley, wheat, rye) plus the 8 most common food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean. Fresh prepared selections for Lunch and Dinner feature whole food items including a protein entrée, vegetable, grain, soup, vegetarian chili and two salads. Guests must use an empty, clean plate when approaching the station – no food is to be brought to the station in order to reduce the risk of allergen cross-contact. Staff at the station guide guests on this requirement.

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No prior registration is needed, just visit Philbrook Dining Hall!

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Allergy shots and routine immunizations are available to faculty, staff, and students for a fee.  Health & Wellness will bill insurance.  The remaining cost is the responsibility of the patient. Students must bring their orders and serum to the first appointment and may store their serum at Health & Wellness. 

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Students, for an appointment, call (603) 862-2856 or make an appointment online. Employess can schedule an appointment by calling (603) 862-9355 (WELL).

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American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Classes are open to the public and fee based. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care subscribers can use their health education reimbursement benefit to pay for the classes.

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To register for a specific class, visit the Campus Recreation website, click on which specific class you would like to take, and then register online. For questions, please email rich.cercone@unh.edu

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The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. This course includes First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer-Lifeguard, and AED. Available to the public and fee based.

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To register for a specific class, visit the Campus Recreation website, click on which specific class you would like to take, and then register online. For questions, please email jennifer.malone@unh.edu or call 862-0845.

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Swimming lessons are available throughout the year for a fee, for children.

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Registration is online for group and private swim lessons. For additional questions please contact 862-0845 or erika.cooper@unh.edu

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Are Organic Pesticides Safer For My Garden? is a blog that discusses the safety and uses of organic chemicals for controlling insects, weeds, or fungus in or outside the home.

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Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu

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Northeast Passage, in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire, has developed a unique opportunity for competitive athletes with disabilities to train and attend college as student athletes. Students recruited and accepted into the program will train and study along side UNH NCAA athletes. Competitive sports currently offered are sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, and power soccer. Recruits must demonstrate the academic ability to attain admission to the University of New Hampshire and be currently competing at a national or international level OR be at the top tier of regional competition with potential to advance. Competitive scholarships are available.

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For questions, call 862-0070 or email Northeast Passage at northeast.passage@unh.edu.

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Help make the UNH Community aware of Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assualt by supporting SHARPP during the awareness months. Also  join the White Ribbon Campaign and the Clothesline Project.

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Visit SHARPP's webpage to learn more about upcoming events.

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There are five basketball courts located at Campus Recreation, two on the lower level and three on the upper level of the Hamel Recreation Center. These courts are reserved on a first come first serve basis unless they are being used for a university scheduled activity. Patrons may bring their own basketballs or use one from the available equipment.

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All courts are open for play unless an activity is scheduled.

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A program created by the National Cancer Insitute, Smokefree.gov offers short and long-term tools and resources to help individuals understand the risks of tobacco and how to help them quit. Smokefree.gov also offers a quitline; trained counselors who can text or talk over the phone about a wide arrange of tobacco and quitting topics.

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Visit smokefree.gov to get started on quitting today!

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