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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USNH health care subscribers are eligible to receive a $500 benefit per year provided that 1 member per household has a membership to a selected participating health club. This membership is apart of the Cigna Health Care Program. 

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Visit the USNH Human Resources benefits website. Look for an approved fitness facility near you. Before joining an approved fitness facility, contact Cigna  or call UNH Human Resources and verify your eligbility. Now go get active! 

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Each year, the seasonal flu makes its way to campus resulting in missed days of work and classes. This virus spreads rapidly among students because of close living conditions, lowered resistance, stress, etc., and campus communities have the potential to face significant epidemics each winter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the seasonal flu vaccine is the single most effective method for preventing the seasonal flu.

Students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at Health and Wellness. 

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Free for students who have paid the health fee
$25 for students who have not paid the health fee

No out-of-pocket cost to UNH employees and their dependents (age 18 and older) who are Cigna subscribers through UNH who present a valid Cigna card at the clinic. The claim for the cost of the vaccination ($25) will be processed directly to Cigna. For other employees not insured through the UNH Cigna employee plan, the $25 is due at the time of vaccination.

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Visit the Health and Wellness website for more details.

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Find food safety udlines and answers to your questions on a variety of topics from emergencies to holiday food safety and learn how to safety preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Visit website to learn more, or contact your local Cooperative Extension office.

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Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a UNH-based regional, collaborative network that serves as a convener, cultivator, and champion of our regional food system. FSNE believes that New England can be substantially food self-reliant producing as much as 50% of the food we eat by 2060. Racial equity and food justice are fundamental guiding principles for restoring and improving healthy ecosystems and a working landscape that supports our quality of life and diverse, thriving communities.

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To learn more about Food Solutions New England, visit their website.

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Wellness educators/counselors are available to provide counseling and resources to students who are concerned about their gambling, and is free for students who have paid the health fee. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Free education and information is available for concerned family and friends through the resource library at Health & Wellness and through online resources.

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Students  to speak with someone about struggles with gambling or financial issues, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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The UNH Outdoor Education Major and the Department of Kinesiology oversee the Gass Climbing Center. A 45' x 65' artificial climbing wall located in New Hampshire Hall. The wall is used for numerous academic courses in the Outdoor Education Major, group programs for both on and off campus groups as well as for open recreation to the UNH community. 

Academic courses can be found at the Outdoor Education Website, and group programs can be made by appointment, email climbing.wall@unh.edu. Open recreation is student-led and typically happens weeks 3-16 in both the fall and spring academic semesters. 

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Transgender students and employees will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness.  Basic medical services and referrals to specialists for care is available.  Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Education/information is free to the UNH Community. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge.

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Students can  make a medical appointment to get, call  (603) 862-2856  or online. Students who would like to make a counseling appointment, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Education, a Resource Library, and online resources are available to students experiencing grief and loss.

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Students who would like to speak with someone about struggles with grief and emotional wellness,  please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

 

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Group Counseling is an excellent way to get support, learn about yourself anad your relationships with others, and develop new skills. Many students have found that group counseling is effective. Groups available include anxiety management, building happiness, and support for graduate students. 

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To make an appointment, call Phsycological and Counceling Services (PACS) at (603) 862-20290 or visit the office in Smith Hall and speak with the receptionist.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays we are open until 8PM. If you are having an emergency, please tell the receptionist so you can be seen that day. If outside of office hours, call (603) 862-2090 and follow the phone prompts. 

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Campus Recreation offers 45+ group classes per semester, including step, hi/lo, cycling, cardio boxing, Zumba (TM), strength training, interval training, Water fitness, and more. Most classes are taught in Hamel Recreation Center's Studio 1. Classes are open to students, members of Hamel Recreation Center and guests. Guests must pay a facility guest fee and sign a waiver.Schedule is available online.

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Classes are open to students and Rec Center members and guests (if room permits). Classes are limited by space.  For questions, please contact margaret.rodgers@unh.edu. Schedule online.

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Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it! To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. The American Cancer Society has created a guide to help individuals quit smoking.

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UNH Dining introduced the Guiding Stars® program into campus for the 2009/2010 academic year in an effort to provide students, faculty and staff with the most nutritious food choices. Guiding Stars® features a proprietary algorithm that rates the nutrient density of foods per 100 calories based on USDA, FDA, WHO, NAS, and other guidelines.

The ratings provide a measurement of best nutrient value for caloric intake pointing to the more nutritious food choices on campus as signified by the number of stars recipes receive. (One star is good, two stars are better, and three stars are best. No Guiding Stars means the nutritional value of the food does not meet Guiding Stars' rigorous criteria).

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Visit the Dining Halls! Follow the stars labels next to each dish. 1 star, is good, 2 stars is better, 3 stars is best!

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We assist guests who have varying degrees of nutrition needs, from gluten-free diets, to multiple food allergies and intolerances. From menu tags on the service lines outlining potential allergens, to online menus, gluten-friendly zones and an online special meal service, UNH Dining is able to assist.  

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Set up a meeting with the Registered Dietitian online.

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Harvard Pilgrim offers its members age 18 and older  a personalized, telephonic support program. All health coaches are registered nurses who have been certified in lifestyle management coaching, to help members make informed decisions about lifestyle management opportunities. Support focuses on:

Blood Pressure Control Weight Management Exercise Cholesterol Management Nutrition Smoking Cessation Stress Reduction and Life Balance How To Access: To contact your personal Harvard Pilgrim Health Coach, please call 1-800-333-4742.
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The Heritage Trail is a 6.1 mile trail run by the state of New Hampshires that provides a link between communities.  The trail gives access to walkers, hikers, and cyclers.

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Heritage Trail

Located at 10 Arms Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Clinical appointments are available to students. For students who have paid the health fee, there is only a charge for the test. There is an appointment cost for students who have not paid the health fee. 

Education, resource library, and online resources are also available.

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Students to make an appointment to get tested or receive counseling , call  (603) 862-2856  or online.
Employees and their dependents can make an appointment by calling the Employee Clinic, (603) 862-4584 or online.

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A 101 acre marsh with abundant wildlife to see such as ducks, geese, herons, moose, deer, and otters.  There is a gravel boat ramp suitable for canoes and small boats. 

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Hoit Road Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Located on Hoit Road in Concord, New Hampshire

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The NH Purchasers Group on Health has created the NH Hospital Scorecard in response to the need for more information about the cost and quality of health care in NH. Find out how your local hospital rates against others in New Hampshire!

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This is a public website.Click on the "New Hampshire Hospital Ratings" to view the results!

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Kognito is a online, interactive, gatekeeper training program to help all faculty and staff identify at risk students ( for depression,anxiety and harm to self and others) as well as to help students identify their peers who are at risk for these same mental health issues. Two particularly at risk student groups,LGBT and Veterans , are the focus of two of the trainings. 

 

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Visit the Psychological and Counseling Services'  website.

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Students can call a Health and Wellness triage nurse for self-care information. Online resources are free for the UNH Community.

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Students, if you have questions about your health,  please call (603) 862-2856 to speak with a Triage Nurse and/or to make an appointment.

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Routine Immunizations and allergy shots are administered for a fee.

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For an appointment, students please call (603) 862-2844 or (603) 862-2856. Employees please call (603) 862-9355 (WELL).

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Individual Counseling helps students resolve issues causing distress and, as such, interfering with the ability to achieve personal and academic goals. Sessions are free to students.

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To make an appointment, call Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at (603) 862-2090 or visit the office in Smith Hall and speak with the receptionist. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays we are open until 8PM. If you are having an emergency, please tell the receptionist so you can be seen that day. If outside of office hours, call (603) 862-2090 and follow the phone prompts.

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The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has developed an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan to reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants through proactive measures, provide and maintain adequate air flow by maintaining ventilation equipment, and responding to concerns and complaints in a prompt, thorough, and consistent manner and effectively communicate investigative efforts with impacted parties. 

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To report an IAQ concern or if you have questions regarding IAQ contact Brian Cournoyer in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu or 862-4761

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Hamel Recreation Center's third floor offers courts that can be used as badminton courts. The courts are available for use by students and Hamel Rec members. The schedule of the court can be seen at campusrec.unh.edu.

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To reserve a court, please call 862-2031.

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There is one international squash court and two racquetball courts located on the bottom floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. Racquets are available to be rented from the equipment room, but balls are not provided. Patrons may bring their own or purchase some at the Front Desk of the Hamel Recreation Center.

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These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. To reserve a court, call 862-2031.

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