Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on March 31, 2014. However, Medicaid enrollment is still ongoing.
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid? SHAC can help guide you! Call (505) 277-3136 to schedule an appointment with a Health Insurance Navigator. A Navigator is available at UNM SHAC for appointments Monday through Thursday. Click here for more detailed information.
Connect with others, nature, and yourself! NO Cost to UNM Student Military Veterans. This retreat offers professionally facilitated group support, mindfulness training, and outdoor experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: We have currently reached our maximum of 25 applicants for the retreat. However, we encourage you to apply to be on our Retreat Waiting List. Click on the link below to apply online:
This Retreat is sponsored by UNM Student Health & Counseling (through community donations). Interested in donating? Please visit the UNM Foundation's SHAC Veterans Fund webpage to make an online donation.
FREE STI Testing Tuesdays - Gonorrhea & Chlamydia ONLY
Students: Get tested for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) FREE at SHAC. Testing is by online appointment only and limited to certain Tuesdays. Click here for more info and to schedule your appointment for a free urine test at the SHAC Lab. Cosponsored by UNM SHAC and NM Dept of Health. See also SHAC Promo Flyer. Effective 9/3/13
The SHAC Healthy Weight Program is designed to assist students in making a healthy lifestyle behavior change, thus improving their quality of life. Click on the link above for information about enrollment and costs for each semester.
Click on the link above for the latest info about flu shots for students on Main Campus.
SHAC's "Take One for Raymond" flu shots are dedicated to the memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009. Raymond’s parents established the “Take One for Raymond” Initiative and Scholarship Program to encourage everyone to get their seasonal flu shots.
For information, call the SHAC Immunization Clinic at 277-7925.
Join the Student Health Leadership Council!
Interested in... Health issues concerning UNM students? Building your resume? A career in health care? Council members advise SHAC administration about services, patient eligibility, health insurance, policies, etc. Join our team of UNM health leaders! Apply online. For more info, call SHAC at 277-4842.
This report reflects the objectives and accomplishments of UNM Student Health and Counseling for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
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Online Mental Health Screenings
Between studying and exams, we all struggle with stress. To help you identify if your stress or blues may be a sign of an underlying mental health condition, complete a free, anonymous online screening. Screenings are provided so that you may quickly and easily find out whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful. If you have been feeling down or stressed, check it out by taking a screening. For more info, students can call SHAC Counseling Services at 277-3136.
New SHAC Hours of Operation for Fall 2013:
Effective Monday, August 19, 2013, SHAC will be open:
- Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (The last appointment of the day is at 5:30 PM.)
- Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For information or to schedule an appointment, call SHAC at (505) 277-3136.
Counseling Services Workshops
Counseling Services offers a variety of psycho-educational and skill building workshops each semester at NO CHARGE to UNM students.
For information or to register online, click here. Or, call Counseling Services at 277-3136.
Condom-Mint is an extended condom distribution program implemented to ensure UNM Students have access to condoms on Main Campus.
For complete info, see Health Education's Condom Mint page.
Random Acts of Kindness
Scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Kindness... Pass it on! For inspiration, see:
Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award
On April 9, 2012, the SHAC Allergy and Immunization Clinic was awarded the Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award due to their organization and execution of SHAC’s annual Flu Shot Clinics, as well as their wonderful customer service skills.
Congratulations to the following SHAC staff: Jo Antreasian, LPN; Nikki Beneke, RN; Cindy Hart, RN; and Susan Schwerin, RN.
PAWS Award Winners
The Staff Council's Rewards & Recognition Committee manages a monthly recognition program for staff called the PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award. Two SHAC staff won this award in Spring 2012: John Maguire, Marketing Rep. (January 2012); and Patricia McCormick, Sr Pharmacy Tech (February 2012). Congratulations, Patricia and John!
Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. The chance of developing melanoma increases with age, yet it is still one of the most common cancers in young adults. However, if detected and treated early, melanoma is often curable. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Check out a powerful video called "Dear 16-Year-Old Me" made by real people whose lives were touched by melanoma.
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips:
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Primary brain tumors – those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain – occur in people of all ages, but they are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. May is “Brain Tumor Awareness Month” and Grey Ribbons are the color to wear. Become an advocate and join us in supporting Brain Tumor Awareness Month. For info on pediatric brain tumors, visit the following links:
Patient Satisfaction / Comments
What do UNM students say about SHAC services? Click here for sample comments received during fall 2010.
"Hot Topics in Health Care!" Conference
Oct. 10-12, 2010, Albuq., NM, Embassy Suites Hotel
UNM SHAC hosted the combined Annual Meeting of the Southwest & Rocky Mountain College Health Associations, on October 10-12, 2010.
The conference provided educational opportunities to a variety of health providers.
SWCHA Past President Beverly Kloeppel, SWCHA New President James Allen, and SWCHA President Elect, Glen "Rick" Gray at the 2010 Annual Meeting "Hot Topics in Health Care" in Albuquerque.
For more information about the SWCHA / RMCHA 2010 Meeting, visit the Southwest College Health Association's web site at www.swcha.org.
Student Affairs Lobo "Louie" Awards: Jo Antreasian Selected as Employee of the Year
Complete with Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, UNM President, David Schmidly and Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs celebrated its annual "Louie" awards on April 7, 2010. These awards are given to staff and student employees from within the Student Affairs Division and from the general UNM community, nominated by the UNM community, who exemplify the very best in providing great service to our students.
Three SHAC employees were nominated for an award this year: Jo Antreasian, Coordinator, Clinical Programs; Margie Marquez, Clinical Assistant, Reception Area; and Peg Spencer, Physician. Jo Antreasian won the award for Employee of the Year. Congratulations to Jo and to all of the nominees and winners! For more information about the Louie awards, visit the Student Affairs web site.
honored with Best Workgroup Award
SHAC Counseling Services received UNM’s annual “Best Workgroup” award from the Provost’s Committee for Staff in April 2008. We are fortunate to have a great group to offer students a welcoming, safe, and therapeutically nurturing environment. SHAC appreciates this recognition from the Provost’s Committee. For more information about Counseling Services, call 277-3136 or visit http://shac.unm.edu/counseling.html.
Plan early for all of your travel needs! SHAC health practitioners and staff can help you determine which vaccines and meds are necessary for international travel, depending on individual needs, activities, and destinations. It’s recommended to plan early—at least six to eight weeks prior to your departure date, if possible. A 30-min. appt. is required for travel consultations and scheduling immunizations. Info & Appts: 277-3136
Emergency Contraception (Over-the-Counter)
Plan B ® Emergency Contraception is available at the SHAC Pharmacy without a prescription for consumers age 18 or older. However, a prescription is needed for women 17 and younger. Must show government-issued ID with photo and date of birth. For info, call the Pharmacy at 277-6306.