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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24 Hours a day hotline, to call for help dealing with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. The Center also provides extensive information and resources on their website alcohol, drugs, detoxing, intervention, and addiction help. 

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24 Hours A Day Hotline: 1-800-784-6776, or visit their website.

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24-Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers help for yourself, or someone else when contemplating suicide, or coping after a suicide. There are also many online tools, and resources about topics around suicide. 

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24 Hours A Day Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, or visit their website to chat with a professional and get other resources.

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NH Farm to School (NHFTS) connects NH farms and schools. Farm to school connections enable schools to serve healthy, locally grown foods in their cafeterias, integrate farms, food, and nutrition into their curriculum, and explore food and agriculture-based learning opportunities. 

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To learn more about NH Farm to School Program, visit their website.

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The NH Food Alliance connects the many diverse organizations, businesses, and individuals working to strengthen the food system across New Hampshire. By collaborating and learning from each other, we share knowledge and resources, build relationships, create a common agenda, and achieve greater positive impact throughout the state. The NH Food Alliance envisions a food system that works for all in New Hampshire: people, businesses, communities, and the environment. 

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To learn more about NH Food Alliance visit their website.

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Health & Wellness offers many tobacco cessation options such as nicotine replacement therapy, and prescription medication. 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. Nicotine cessation options are available for an additional charge.  Employess can make an appointment with a clinician for medications, and/or services for a charge. Education and information is free to the UNH Community.

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Students, for an appointment call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.  Employess call (603) 862-9355 (WELL) for additional information and/or to make an appointment.

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A nutrition counselor (registered and licensed dietician) is available for consultation on nutrition issues, medical nutrition, eating concerns, and special diets. Peer education and cooking classes are also available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee.  Education and information is free for the UNH Community.

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

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Providing nutrition education and guidance on navigating the dining halls at the University of New Hampshire and managing nutrition wellness overall.

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See sample smart eating meal combo photo ideas, watch brief nutrition topic videos, read on trending topics.

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On the UNH Dining website, nutritional information is available, such as, brochures, menus, BMI calculator, Food Guide, Diet and Exercise Online Journal, and more! Find all the answers to your questions using these resources!

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Visit the Dining website to learn more.

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Campus Recreation offers Open Skate, Stick, and Puck at the Whittemore Center Arena to students and Hamel Rec members. Community skate events are held over semester break.

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Please visit the Campus Recreation website for a current schedule. Skate rentals are $3.00 at the front desk of the Hamel Recreation center. All stick and puck skaters must wear protective gear. For questions please contact (603) 862-2031.

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The UNH Organic Garden Club (OGC) is a student-run organization established in 2003. OGC maintains a two-acre farm on the Campus-Community Farm, a 30-acre USDA certified organic site. In the winter of 2004, OGC collaborated with UNH's Students Without Borders to secure a $10,000 grant from the UNH Parent’s Association to create the “built” components of the farm site, including drip irrigation and a shed. The first growing season was the spring/summer of 2004. Crops harvested at the site are purchased by UNH Dining Services and sold at a weekly UNH Durham campus farm stand during the growing season.

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For updates on their produce and where to buy, visit WildcatLink.

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Outdoor Adventure Trips include kayaking, backpacking, and others throughout New Hampshire and New England on most weekends throughout the academic year. Prices vary. Trips are available to faculty, staff, adjunct employees, students, and community members.

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Visit Outdoor Adventures website to view the upcoming trip schedule. Trip registration is online. For specific questions, please contact Maddie Smith at 862-1577 or Madeleine.Smith@unh.edu.

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Outdoor equipment can be rented from the Equipment Room, which is located on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center. Items can be rented for camping, hiking, boating, climbing, and other outdoor sports. For a full list of gear available, please view Outdoor Adventure's website.

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Equipment reservation must be made in person at the new OA Rental Center in the Hamel Recreation Center. Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Please visit the website, or contact Maddie Smith for additional questions at 862-1577 or Madeleine.Smith@unh.edu

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Please visit Campus Recreation's website for info.

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There are six tennis courts available. Courts are available for rental.  UNH students free of charge.

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Tennis courts need to be reserved online. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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PACS provides a range of interactive workshops and other educational programming. The goal of these services are twofold: Prevention and Education. Through these services, PACS seeks to disseminate knowledge and promote mental health and overall wellness. Some of our outreach activities includes: psychoeducational presentations across campus (including classroom presentations), in-house drop-in workshops for student organizations, tabling at campus events, discussion/dialogue facilitation, supportive presence at campus events, interviews with student journalists and QPR Suicide Prevention Training. 

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For Outreach requests please fill-out an Outreach Request Form at https://www.unh.edu/pacs/pacs-outreach-service-request-form or call PACS at 603-862-2090 and speak with our Outreach Coordinator.

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PAWS is a 4-day, 3-night program for new UNH students to explore the outdoors and meet other new students.

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Incoming first year students can register for a PAWs session online. For additional questions, please contact Maddie Smith at 862-1577 or Madeleine.Smith@unh.edu.

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The Peripheral Artery Disease Exercise Program is for individuals with a clinical diagnosis of peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is for anyone with this condition who wishes to improve overall health and well-being through exercise and education about lifestyle modification for the improvement of symptoms usually felt with normal activities of daily living. Exercise testing and prescriptions are developed and monitored according to a research-proven PAD exercise protocol and the individual’s needs and goals. The initial program costs $200 for pre- and post-exercise fitness testing and 24 supervised exercise sessions. For individuals wishing to continue to program after this introductory period, each session costs $5.

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Initial assessments can be scheduled once medical clearance is obtained from your physician. For more information or to register for this program please contact Melissa Rodgers at 603-862-0597 or melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

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Person Centered Planning is made up of tools and approaches to help a person receiving care have choice and control in how services are delivered. Trainings are offered multiple times a year. Unpaid caregivers, professional staff, medical staff, and other paid caregivers are encouraged to attend. Trainings are perfect for people who provide any type of support to another person, regardless of age.

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

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If you need individual attention and a workout program designed for you, sign up for PFT. A certified trainer will provide you with information, feedback, testing, and a workout designed to meet your needs. Check the Campus Recreation website for program details and costs.

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To register up for a personal training program, please register at the front desk of the Recreation Center. For additional questions, please call 862-2031.

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Health & Wellness’ Pharmacy carries prescription medications and limited non-prescription medications (at reduced cost compared to local retailers). UNH students and employees can access the Pharmacy whenever Health & Wellness is open.  Prescriptions can be filled from outside providers and the pharmacy can bill a person’s insurance for those medications.  Faculty and staff can use their flexible spending account (FSA) to cover co-payments.

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Health & Wellness Pharmacy accepts prescriptions that are written, faxed or called in. Bring written prescriptions directly to the Pharmacy.

Call prescription at (603) 862-1094
Fax prescription at (603) 862-3229

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Precourt Park is a conservation park that features a baseball and soccer field, fishing areas, a nature trail, and a boat/canoe launch into Nutt's Pond. 

 

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Precourt Park

Located on Driving Park Road in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Primary care services (examples  include respiratory illnesses, all kinds of injuries, sexual health, mental health concerns, intestinal disorders, dermatologic issues and much more) are offered at no additional cost to students who have paid the health fee. Primary care visits are available to students who have not paid the health fee. but are chargeable. Acute care medical services are available to all employees for a fee at Health & Wellness. Additional charges apply for laboratory, injections, pharmacy, and radiology services. 

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Students, for an appointment, call (603) 862-2856, or make an appointment online.

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Contact:  Psychological and Counseling Services

Psychiatric services at PACS are provided by a consulting psychiatrist. A PACS clinician may make a referral to the psychiatrist when it is believed that medication could be beneficial in addition to counseling. If appropriate, the psychiatrist can prescribe and monitor the use of psychotropic medications for students currently receiving counseling services at PACS.

If medication is indicated, students usually meet with our psychiatrist until it is clear that the prescribed medication is effective; at that point, PACS will assist students in finding an appropriate, long-term provider in the community.

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PACS offers short term counseling. Because of the high demand for services, eligibility for psychiatric care is limited to those students already in an established, ongoing therapeutic relationship with a PACS counselor.

If you are a current client receiving counseling at PACS, your counselor may make the referral to the psychiatrist. Students must continue regular counseling with the counselor in order to receive psychiatric services.

If you are in counseling with an off-campus provider, we cannot provide you with psychiatric care. We encourage you to speak to a counselor about options for psychiatric care in the community.

If you are already taking medication prescribed by  a psychiatrist or other provider at home or off campus, you have the option to continue with your current prescriber and receive counseling services at PACS.

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Health & Wellness' Radiology Department performs most standard diagnostic x-rays.  All x-ray taken at Health & Wellness are reviewed by a radiologist.  An order from  a Health & Wellness clinician, or off-campus healthcare provider is required before scheduling any x-rays.

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To schedule a radiology appointment, call (603)862-2856. Employees call (603) 862-9355 (WELL).

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A wide variety of athletic equipment and outdoor gear can be rented, such as: towels, kettleballs and more. Many items available without having to rent - basketballs, soccer balls, etc 

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Equipment can be rented from the equipment room on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center with a valid ID.

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