Student Life

Health and Wellness

At KUA, Health Services are central to the student experience. Through our proactive programs, we promote health and wellness that supports the mind, body, and spirit of every student.

Services

  • A full-time faculty counselor to educate students and our community
  • Wellness educational programming appropriate for every grade level
  • Ongoing professional training for faculty
  • Integrated Advising supports all students
  • Students treated by and referred to local doctors and specialists
  • Professionally staffed Health Center with 24 hour on-call nurse 
  • 10 miles from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Our doctors and nurses are educators, first and foremost. They are part of the team here that helps students build a platform of knowledge on which to base decisions about food, activity, relationships, preventative practices, and the future. And when reactive action is required for an emergency, Health Services is there to treat a wide range of illness and injury.

Not only do our students utilize Health Services, faculty and families do as well.
 
Students requiring professional medical, dental and mental health services beyond the scope of the health center are referred to the nearby Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and other community health offices. The nursing staff makes all necessary transportation arrangements for off-campus student appointments. 

The Health Center is a clinical site for nursing students from Colby Sawyer College and Norwich University. Student nurses spend clinical time in Kimball Union's Health Center as a residency for school nursing and adolescent care. We are proud to be nurturing the next generation of nurses.

Questions?

Staffed by registered nurses with extensive experience working with adolescents, the Tracy Health Center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays as needed. A nurse is on call after hours. Students are encouraged to come to the health center to talk about any and all health issues, including physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

If you have questions about the services provided through the Health Center, feel free to contact us at healthcenter@kua.org or call 603-469-2055. We're passionate about our students' well being and providing them with the best possible health care.


Health and Wellness Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Melissa Underhill RN, BSN, MBA 

    Director of Health Services
    603 469-2055
    Bio
  • Anastasia  Hale 

    Assistant Director of Health Services
    603 469-2055
  • Nicole Coley Hapeman 

    Director of Counseling Services
    603 469-2065
    Bio
  • Emily Tyler 

    Nurse
  • James Ouellette 

    Nurse
    603-469-2055

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Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.