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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If you find you are having trouble keeping up with your coursework, studying for tests or completing assignments on time, come talk to a SHARPP advocate.  SHARPP may be able to provide you with an Academic Intervention, through which we will ask your professor(s) to give consideration to you in your coursework.

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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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If academic performance is affected by illness, students can consult with the community health nurse to learn about their academic options. This program is available at no additional cost to students who have paid the health fee. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee.

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Students to receive support, make an appointment with the Community Health Nurse, call (603) 862-3823 or online.

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The UNH Health & Wellness offers acute care services (e.g. Infections, injuries, headaches, heartburn, etc.) to current employees of UNH/USNH and their dependents.  

Health & Wellness offers acute care for students.

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Employees call (603) 862-9355 (WELL) or online. Student appointment online or call (603) 862-2856.

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Contact the EEO/ADA Compliance Officer for information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance at UNH, to lodge a complaint or Faculty and Staff to request a reasonable accommodation.

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Visit The Affirmative Action and Equity Office website, or contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at 603-862-2930 (Voice), 603-862-1527 (TTY), 7-1-1 (Relay NH)

 

Affirmative Action and Equity Office form 

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Right next door to Basquil-Sheehan Park, the skateboard park is open to the public in the summer months. 

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Adam Curtis Skateboard Park

Located on Maple Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Northeast Passage provides rentals on more than 180 pieces of adaptive recreation equipment. Rentals are available by the day or week, at affordable rates. 

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Visit the website, click on the equipment you are looking to rent, and reserve it online. For questions, call Northeast Passage at 862-0070.

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Seasonal adaptive sports are available to people with disabilities in cycling, court sports, cross country skiing, golf, hiking, paddling, power soccer, and waterskiing. Competitive opportunities are available in sled hockey, quad rugby, and Nordic skiing.

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To register for any event, call 862-0070 or email Northeast Passage at northeast.passage@unh.edu.

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Advocates are trained staff and volunteers of SHARPP who meet with survivors to provide a wide-range of services. All advocates are required to undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and stalking, and the systems that pertain to these issues. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources and opportunities. They are trained to work with survivors respectfully, recognizing that systems may be confusing and overwhelming to survivors.

Advocates help identify all the options available and help survivors decide which choices best meet their needs in a non-judgmental way, leaving the advocate’s personal opinion out of the equation.

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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 has an agreement with Team Health Medical Center to provide after-hours nurse triage services for students whose medical needs cannot wait for Health & Wellness to reopen. 

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Medical Emergency: dial 911

Minor Illness & Injury: call Health and Wellness at (603) 862-9355 and press 2. You will be automatically connected to the Team Health Medical Call Center. Nurse will conduct a phone assessment, and make suggestions for additional care options, including a possible visit to the Emergency room, or nearby Urgent Care Center.

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The Alcohol and Other Drugs Education and Counseling Program aims to provide accurate and current information to the UNH Community about alcohol and other drugs. The program covers the full range of risks associated with high risk alcohol use including the legal, academic, social and physical impacts.  Services are available for those who self-refer and for those who are mandated to participate and are led by wellness educators/counselors. Counseling services are available at no additional charge to students who have paid the health fee and available for a fee to students who have not paid the health fee or who have been mandated to receive education and counseling. A full resource library is available at Health &Wellness and online resources are also available.  Education and information are free for the UNH community.

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

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Located at Philbrook Dining Hall. All foods here are prepared exclusively with ingredients that do not contain gluten (barley, wheat, rye) plus the 8 most common food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean. Fresh prepared selections for Lunch and Dinner feature whole food items including a protein entrée, vegetable, grain, soup, vegetarian chili and two salads. Guests must use an empty, clean plate when approaching the station – no food is to be brought to the station in order to reduce the risk of allergen cross-contact. Staff at the station guide guests on this requirement.

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No prior registration is needed, just visit Philbrook Dining Hall!

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Allergy shots and routine immunizations are available to faculty, staff, and students and all employees for a fee.  Health & Wellness will bill insurance.  The remaining cost is the responsibility of the patient. Students must bring their orders and serum to the first appointment and may store their serum at Health & Wellness. 

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Students can make an appointment, by calling (603) 862-2856. Employess can schedule an appointment by calling (603) 862-9355 (WELL)

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American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Classes are open to the public and fee based.

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To register for a specific class, visit the Campus Recreation website, click on which specific class you would like to take, and then register online. For questions, please email rich.cercone@unh.edu.

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The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. This course includes First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer-Lifeguard, and AED. Available to the public and fee based.

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To register for a specific class, visit the Campus Recreation website, click on which specific class you would like to take, and then register online. For questions, please email jennifer.malone@unh.edu or call 862-0845.

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Swimming lessons are available throughout the year for a fee, for children.

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Registration is online for group and private swim lessons. For additional questions please contact 862-0845 or erika.cooper@unh.edu

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Health & Wellness provides self-referred or mandated anger management counseling for students. It is available at no additional cost to self-referring students who have paid their health fee. There is a $50 fee for students who are mandated for anger management. A resource library is available at Health & Wellness and online resources are also available. 

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Students can make an appointment to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor by calling (603) 862-3823 or making the appointment online.

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Northeast Passage, in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire, has developed a unique opportunity for competitive athletes with disabilities to train and attend college as student athletes. Students recruited and accepted into the program will train and study along side UNH NCAA athletes. Competitive sports currently offered are sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, and power soccer. Recruits must demonstrate the academic ability to attain admission to the University of New Hampshire and be currently competing at a national or international level OR be at the top tier of regional competition with potential to advance. Competitive scholarships are available.

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For questions, call 862-0070 or email Northeast Passage at northeast.passage@unh.edu.

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Help make the UNH Community aware of Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assualt by supporting SHARPP during the awareness months. Also  join the White Ribbon Campaign and the Clothesline Project.

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Visit SHARPP's webpage to learn more about upcoming events.

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There are five basketball courts located at Campus Recreation, two on the lower level and three on the upper level of the Hamel Recreation Center. These courts are reserved on a first come first serve basis unless they are being used for a university scheduled activity. Patrons may bring their own basketballs or use one from the available equipment.

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All courts are open for play unless an activity is scheduled.

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A program created by the National Cancer Insitute, Smokefree.gov offers short and long-term tools and resources to help individuals understand the risks of tobacco and how to help them quit. Smokefree.gov also offers a quitline; trained counselors who can text or talk over the phone about a wide arrange of tobacco and quitting topics.

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Visit smokefree.gov to get started on quitting today!

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Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises. Individual sessions with a computer-based biofeedback program are available at no cost to current UNH students who have paid the health fee and UNH/USNH employees and their dependents.  

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To make an appointment to use the biofeedback, please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online. 

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Biology and Management of Ticks in New Hampshire is a helpful resource that explains the biology and identification of ticks, how to protect yourself, what diseases ticks spread, where the diseases have been found in New Hampshire, what the disease symptoms are, and more!

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

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UNH students come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. Learning to love the body you were born with is an important step in taking care of yourself. Wellness educators/counselors and nutrition counselors are available for one-on-one counseling to help you to enhance your body image. Education and information is available for free to the UNH community. Counseling is available at no cost to students who have paid their health fee and at a cost for students who have not paid their health fee. A Resource Library is available at Health & Wellness and online resources are also available.

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Students to speak to a Wellness Educator/Counselor, please make an appointment online or call (603) 862-3823.

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The new bouldering wall is a prominent feature of the new Hamel Rec Center.  52ft wide and 12 feet high.

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No registration required, free and open to students and Campus Recreation Members. Climbers must fill out a waiver prior to climbing at the Hamel Recreation Center main desk.

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Camp Wildcat is a summer day camp for children entering first grade through seventh grade. Campers have a chance to explore nature and the environment, participate in sports, learn new skills and crafts, make friends, and have fun while being active in the summer.

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Registration available online. Contact Kayode Lewis for questions.

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Children who are entering 1st - 7th grade may attend Camp Wildcat.  If your child is entering 8th - 9th grade, please review our Wildcat Teen program.