Assuring that the wellness model is integrated into the decisions and operations of the institution and each individual's growth and development.
The Wellness Center's mission is to promote the development and integration of intellectual, social, spiritual, physical, emotional, and occupational wellness through education and treatment.
Our Values and Beliefs
The staff of the Wellness Center value prevention over treatment.
The staff of the Wellness Center believe:
- Change occurs at both individual and systematic levels
- College is an opportunity for growth in and out of the classroom
- Learning occurs in a variety of contexts
- Actions speak louder than words
- An educational institution is responsible for challenging students to become intellectually curious, socially responsible and emotionally healthy members of the community.
Our health services staff members include two full-time Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), and a full-time Registered Nurse (RN)
Health Services offers treatment of common acute problems (e.g., colds, flu, and burns), personal health counseling, education on preventative medicine, information on birth control, referral for sexually transmitted infections testing and assistance processing insurance claims. Health Services is a licensed facility and must follow guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services. If a greater level of care is required than can be provided by the Wellness Center, students will be referred to Urgent Care, the Emergency Room or, a local care provider as appropriate.
SNHU Campus Student Requirements
The Wellness Center is licensed by the State of New Hampshire as an Educational Health Facility and therefore it is mandatory that all full-time undergraduate day students (enrolled in 12 credit hours per term), and all international students (undergraduate and graduate) taking classes at the Manchester campus, provide a recent physical within the last twelve months from admission, a health and history form including emergency contact, and accurate immunization records. Students who are identified as at risk for exposure to tuberculosis disease must complete a tuberculosis test or provide a chest x-ray report within six months prior to arrival at the University.
Who Can Receive Health Services?
Health Services for On Campus Domestic Students:
Full Time undergraduate day students who have submitted a completed SNHU Medical Record Form, physical exam, and 2 MMR vaccination dates are eligible for Health Services.
Health Services for On Campus International Students:
International students are eligible for health services if they have submitted all medical requirements. In addition to the SNHU International Medical Record Form, physical exam and 2 MMR vaccination dates International students must also submit a tuberculosis screening exam, i.e. PPD (tuberculin skin test) or chest x-ray report within six months prior to arrival at the University.
All residential students, all full time undergraduate students, all international students and all full time graduate day students taking classes on the Manchester campus must provide complete and accurate immunization records. Students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis b, meningitis, and varicella. Students are required to provide this information prior to the start of their first semester. Failure to fulfill this requirement will prevent registration in future academic terms.
For questions, please contact the SNHU Wellness Center:
SNHU Wellness Center
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Costs for Health Services
Charges for health services in the community are usually sent directly to students. Student Financial Services handles all questions pertaining to billing and enrollment in the SNHU insurance plans.
Personal and emotional problems are a normal part of life. A student with many strengths and abilities may experience difficulties that can be effectively resolved through counseling. The counseling service offers professional trained staff to assist students in coping with problem areas in their life that might interfere with maximizing their college and life potential. We can assist you in assessing those areas and help you find new understanding.
Examples of some difficulties experienced by college students include problems in interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, poor sleep habits, anger, body image, conflicts with one's family, and grieving over the loss of a friend or family member.
Services provided by the counseling service are confidential and include individual and group counseling, referral to off campus resources, crisis assessment, consultation, educational programs and educational videos.
Wellness is a concept that includes taking responsibility for your own health, creating a full and balanced lifestyle and being the best person you can be. The six dimensions of the College's wellness model provide a framework by which you can measure your growth as a whole person and determine how well-rounded and balanced your lifestyle is at any given point.
The institution's wellness model includes six components: social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. To understand fully what each component means review the examples below of behaviors you can engage in to maintain or grow in that area.
- Being comfortable with and liking yourself as a person
- Interacting easily with people of different ages, backgrounds, races, lifestyles
- Contributing time and energy to the community
- Communicating your feelings
- Developing friendships
- Recognizing a need for "fun" time in your life
- Budgeting and balancing your time to include both responsibilities and relaxation
- Finding satisfaction and worth in your work
- Utilizing resources that help you develop personal job hunting skills
- Feeling confident in your ability to find and obtain a job
- Recognizing opportunities that lead you to new skills and acting on those opportunities
- Pursuing careers that complement your personal goals and values
- Being open to different cultures and religions
- Giving your time to volunteer or participate in community service activities
- Spending time defining personal values and ethics and making decisions that complement them
- Spending time alone in personal reflection
- Participating in spiritual activities
- Participating in activities that protect the environment
- Caring about the welfare of others and acting out of that care
- Exercising regularly
- Eating properly
- Getting regular physical check-ups
- Avoiding the use of tobacco or illicit drugs
- Consuming alcohol in low-risk quantities
- Taking time for stress reduction and relaxation
- Learning because you want to - not because you are told to. Doing the work assigned.
- Learning through varied experiences - reading, writing, sharing and exploration
- Observing what is around you
- Finding applications for material learned in the classroom
- Staying current with world affairs/news
- Exposing yourself to new experiences (e.g. arts, theater)
- Keeping a positive attitude
- Being sensitive to your feelings and the feelings of others
- Learning to cope with stress
- Being realistic about your expectations and time
- Taking responsibility for your own behavior
- Dealing with your personal and financial issues realistically
- Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles
- Functioning independently but knowing when you need to ask for help