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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There are three 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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Stop by the front Welcome Center for info.

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The Recreational Therapy program provides person-centered treatment for individuals or groups in their home community, using recreation to improve quality of life, health and independence. Through this program, we offer wellness education, fitness plans, functional skill development, community integration, successful transition to community life, resource and network development, individual and family recreation and peer advising. Northeast Passage is currently contracted to provide one-to-one outpatient services through the Veteran’s Administration and both individual and group treatment in local school systems. 

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To schedule a service, please call Northeast Passage at 862-0070 or email northeast.passage@unh.edu

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Could you benefit from some guidance with nutrition issues as you navigate through the dining halls? Do you need help meeting personal nutrition goals? Rochelle can help with a variety of issues such as choosing menu items that include all the food groups, vegetarian or vegan options, product or recipe information, food allergies, intolerance or related necessities.

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To schedule an appointment with the Dietitian, email Rochelle at rochelle.litalien@unh.edu or call her at (603) 862-2583.

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Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss a variety of issues relating to relationships. 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. 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.

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ReportIt! is the place to report and learn about incidents of hate, bias, discrimination and/or harassment.

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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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UNH Extension has copy of Resilience for loan. The award winning documentary can be used to educate individuals or communities about the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The film reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

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Contact gail.kennedy@unh.edu

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This is a resource guide developed to help individuals and families in the state access addiction and mental health care services and how to access health insurance coverage to pay for necessary treatment. 

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For more information, please email mmerritt@newfutures.org

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Rock Rimmon Park is the largest park in Manchester that offers a pool, playground tennis court, and basketball court to the public.  There is a hike up a granite cliff that offers a great view of the city, as well as an area to picnic.  Weather permitting, there is also an opportunity for rock climbers to scale the granite cliff. 

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Rock Rimmon Park

Located on Mason Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

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The Safe Zones Trainings are professional development opportunities focused on advancing awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues.

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To schedule a Safe Zones training, fill out the online form.

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Seasonal Insect Invaders in New Hampshire Homes is a resource that highlights five common insects that often enter people's homes in the fall and remain through winter. The resource also explains what steps people can take to prevent and manage these seasonal insect invaders.

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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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Counseling, testing, and treatment, as well as free condoms (latex, polyurethane, insertive), dental dams, and lubricant are available for students. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee. Testing and treatment for infections are available to students for an additional charge. Education and information is free to the UNH Community.

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To be tested, students call (603) 862-2856 or make an appointment online.

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Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss sleep and stress management. Counseling is also 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 services are free to the UNH Community. 

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

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The Social Justice Educator Training (SJE) is a professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff and graduate students to further diversity awareness, knowledge and skill sets allowing for critical analysis of the services we provide, and of the relational dynamics we seek in a diverse institution.

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A 1.5 mile hiking trail along the floodplain of the Merrimack River which is a great area to notice all kinds of New Hampshire wildlife. 

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Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Trail

Trail head located at 43 Portsmouth Street in Concord, New Hampshire