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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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 1/10 mile indoor track is located on the second floor of the Hamel Recreation 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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Insect Repellents is a resource that describes all the different repellents such as, DEET, Picaridin, Oil of lemon Eucalyptus, Citionella, 2-Undecanone, IR3535, and other repellents that help protect you from mosquitoes, gnats, punkies, no-see-ums, ticks, and other insects.

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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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Campus Recreation offers 24 + intramural sports to roughly 4,000 students. Competition ranges from competitive to recreational, and most major sports offer men's, women's, and co-rec leagues to 140 to 220 teams including Broomball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Ice Hockey, Innertube Water Polo, Softball, and more.

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To sign up and participate in an intramural sport, register online. For questions, please contact Brian Moore 862-1597.

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Kayak clinics are available every Wednesday night from 9-11pm at the Field House Indoor Pool. Learn to enter, exit, roll and other kayak skills.

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Register in person at Swasey Indoor Pool. Space is limited, so it is best to show up early. For more questions, please contact Maddie Smith at 862-1577 or Madeleine.Smith@unh.edu.

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Kitchen Pests is a resource that provides information on common pests of stored foods and spilled foods including prevention, identification, and control for each pest. Some examples of kitchen pests covered in this resource include ants, cockroaches, silverfish and carpet beetles.

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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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Kool 2B Fit Kids Camps are held during February and April school vacations for kids ages 6-12. These camps offers youth the chance to engage in a diverse selection of fitness activities, from group games, swimming, and ice skating to snowshoeing, aerobics classes, and indoor rock climbing.

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Register for camp online. For additional information, please contact Kayode Lewis - kayode.lewis@unh.edu or call 603-862-7062

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Health & Wellness lab services include provide most standard diagnostic lab tests.  A lab order request from a Health & Wellness Medical Clinician, or off-campus health care provider is required before any laboratory procedure can be scheduled. There are charges for lab tests.

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Students, call (603) 862-2856 or  walk in during open hours to make an appointment. Employees call (603) 862-9355 (WELL).

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A beautiful spot to see the New England foliage, as well as to hike, jog, swim, and picnic. 

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Lake Massabesic

Located at 16 Londonderry Turnpike in Manchester, New Hampshire

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An advocate can be made available to assist survivors in navigation of the legal process, whether that is criminal, civil or the University’s conduct system.

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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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Light therapy is one form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Sitting in front of a light box is just one way to cope. Most studies show that about 75% of individuals who experience SAD feel improvement when using light therapy within a couple days to a few weeks. 

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Students, for an appointment to use Light Therapy, call (603) 862-3823 or go online.

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A public park that offers an activity for everyone: playgrounds, running track, swimming and splash pools, hiking trail, fishing areas, sports fields, and a picnic shelter. 

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Livingston Park

Located at 244 Hooksett Road in Manchester, New Hampshire

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The Local Harvest Initiative is a partnership between UNH Dining, the Sustainability Institute at UNH, and local producers. Through the Local Harvest Initiative, UNH Dining is committed to serving locally, regionally, and sustainably grown, produced, and manufactured items.

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Visit the Sustainabiliy Institute website to learn more on how to support local agriculture.

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Designed for community leaders, volunteers and professionals, the three-session Main Street Academy teaches participants tools and skills to strengthen their downtown. Topics include: the creative economy, entrepreneurship, designing public spaces,  and connecting trails and waterways to the downtown to for recreation and economic development.

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Visit the Main Street Academy webpage.There is a discount for faculty, staff, and students and limited scholarships and financial support are available. 

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The following trails are located in the city of Manchester and are open to cyclers:

Piscataquog Trail

Heritage Trail

Rockingham Recreational Trail

Precourt Park Trail

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Traditional and hot stone massage, provided by licensed therapists.

Prices: Traditional Massage is $45 for students and $55 for employees and their dependents. Hot Stone Massage is $55 for students and $65 for employees and their dependents.

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To make a massage therapy appointment, call (603) 862-3823 or schedule online.

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A 5 mile hiking trail that borders the Contookcook River, taking about 2 hours to complete.

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Mast Yard State Forest Trails

Located off of West Parish Road in Concord, New Hampshire

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Masters Swim Team is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. The team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 6-7am.

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Passes may be purchased at the Hamel Recreation front desk. For additional questions, please call 862-0845 or jennifer.malone@unh.edu

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Typically, an advocate will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to the hospital for medical care after the assault (specifically for a rape kit). This generally happens one of two ways: The survivor calls the hotline and decides to go to the hospital, at which point the advocate would meet the client at the hospital or at a determined location. A survivor is at the hospital and discloses the abuse. The hospital is mandated to call the local crisis center for services which will prompt an advocate to come to the hospital. The client can then accept or refuse services.

Undergoing a medical examination, especially one as extensive as a rape kit, can be very difficult. An advocate can be a source of support, as well as a helpful resource for any questions you might have throughout the medical examination. The advocate is there solely for your support and can help you understand the process better and help you navigate what can be a very overwhelming procedure.

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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 provides medical acupuncture for students for a charge. Ear acupuncture is performed for smoking cessation and stress reduction, while body acupuncture is provided for acute and chronic muscular pain and chronic headaches.

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

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