Health and Wellness Presentations
The Meadows Center for Health Resources offers a variety of programs for the on-campus needs of the students of the University of North Texas. Programs are conducted by highly trained peer educators under the direction and coordination of our certified health educator who is knowledgeable in all pertinent areas of health and wellness education. These presentations create an opportunity for UNT students to make responsible and informed health decisions. Programs are often serious in nature but presenters strive, whenever possible, to make them light-hearted, fun and enjoyable.
If you are interested in scheduling a program please call our main line at 940-565-2787.
The Conversation: Peer Health Educators
The Meadows Center for Health Resources sponsors the Conversation, a peer health education student organization, to assist with educating the UNT community about health issues. The Conversation’s vision is to create a college experience that is positive, safe and healthy for all students at UNT to reach their intellectual, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual potential while maintaining their physical health. The Conversation focuses on delivering up-to-date relevant information to the UNT community delivered by trained UNT students. The Conversation is made up of a diverse group of UNT students who are trained by our certified health educator in an area of interest, which includes smoking cessation, violence, sexual health, healthy relationships, body image, nutrition, wellness and fitness. Through specialized training, weekly meetings, hands-on experiences in program & event planning, social marketing, and leadership development, peer educators engage fellow students in health awareness campaigns and wellness events to improve the overall health of the UNT community.
If you are interested in being part of the peer educators, applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2014. You can stop by the Meadows Center for Health Resources, Chestnut Hall 301 to pick up an application and get more information about the Conversation. Questions about the Conversation can be directed to Sarah Ables at 940-565-3361.
Affordable massage therapy services to faculty, staff and students
School can often be a major form of stress for college students. To help alleviate that stress, the Meadows Center for Health Resources works with two Licensed Massage Therapists, Joyce Livingston and Joseph Rodriguez.
Massages are offered at a discounted price for students:
30 minute massage: $25 60 minute massage: $40 90 minute massage: $59
Massages are also available for UNT Faculty and Staff at the following prices:
30 minute massage: $30 60 minute massage: $45 90 minute massage: $64
*Please bring cash for payment.*
Appointments are available Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about services, call (940) 565-2787. We ask for 48 hours notice on cancellations or rescheduling. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to appointment time to ensure timely check-in and complete any necessary paperwork.
Mean Green Screen/HIV test site
The Mean Green Screen began in 1993 when the Student Health & Wellness Center implemented a free, anonymous HIV test site. HIV testing has been offered every semester since then with thousands of UNT students receiving education and risk reduction counseling as part of each session. All HIV testing is provided by certified HIV test site prevention based counselors who are registered through the Department of State Health Services. This free HIV testing is made available through a collaborative agreement with the University Prevent Program from Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrany County (MHMRTC). Results are available in less than 30 minutes.
Participants in the testing should allow 30 minutes hour for the initial appointment and 15 minutes for the follow up. Each session includes pre-test counseling, risk reduction education, test administration, test results and post-test counseling. To schedule an appointment, please call (940)565-2787. Walk-ins are also accepted for the Mean Green Screen.