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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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.

The shots are administered by UNH Nursing students.

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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.  It is free for students who have paid the health fee. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community. 

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

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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. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education and information is free to the UNH community. 

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

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Students and employees who are GLBTQQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Allies), will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness.   Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education/information is free to the UNH Community.

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Students, for an appointment call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Students and employees who are GLBTQQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Allies), will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness. Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education/information is free to the UNH Community.

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Students, for an appointment call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Education and information is free to the UNH community. 

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Group counseling is an excellent way to get support, learn about yourself and your relationships with others, and develop new skills. Group counseling has been shown to be as effective or more effective than individual counseling! For an up-to-date list of current PACS groups see the PACS website.

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All potential group members must have completed an initial consultation through PACS, and they must also complete a “Group Screening” appointment. The screening appointment will last about 20-30 minutes and provide an opportunity for you to meet with one of the group facilitators. During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted; discuss your goals and concerns; learn about the structure, format, and goals of the group; and decide with the PACS staff member whether the group might be a good fit for you. If you are interested in joining a group, call PACS at 603-862-2090 to set-up an appointment.

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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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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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fee, there is only a charge for the test. There is an appointment charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community.

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Students, call  (603) 862-2856 or go online to make an appointment.
Employees and their dependents, call (603) 862-9355 or go online to make and appointment.

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

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Call (603) 862-2856 to speak with a Health Resource Nurse or go online to make an appointment.

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Routine Immunizations and allergy shots are administered for a fee.

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Students, for an appointment, call (603) 862-2856or (603) 862-2856. Employees call (603) 862-9355 (WELL).

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Short-term, goal-oriented individual counseling is available to assist you in managing your concerns. Students commonly seek services for problems with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and academic problems; however, no problem is too big or too small to address in counseling. PACS provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to discuss these concerns and develop ways to resolve them. Brief counseling can be quite effective with college students, especially when problems are dealt with at an early stage. It is not unusual for significant change to occur in just a few sessions, even for problems that seem insurmountable on the surface. Many students find that frequent, long-term, or specialized services in the community are a more appropriate fit for their presenting problems and/or treatment goals. PACS' Case Manager is happy to assist students in finding community referrals. 

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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 7PM. 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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The three lane suspended indoor track is located on the first floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  It is approximately 12 laps to the mile. Along the track there are also exercise bikes for more cardio of a cardio workout without going downstairs to the fitness center.

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No registration required, the track is open during Hamel Recreation facility hours to students and Rec members. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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SHARPP has lots of up-to date information on issues concerning Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Consent or Healthy Relationships. Click onto one of the links and find out more about these topics including what they are, what you can do if you or someone you care about it is affected by abuse, answers to FAQs and what the available resources are for members of the UNH community.

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Visit SHARPP's online library!

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