Columbia University Care Access Project

Members of the Columbia University Harm Reduction Clinic gather for a group photo.

Columbia University Care Access Project (CCAP) is a student-run clinic that strives to increase access to care for all people through providing free medical services, prescriptions, and infection screening to members of the Washington Heights community. CCAP is partnered with the Alliance for Positive Change and operates every first and third Tuesday of the month from CASA Washington Heights Community Center on 161st Street and Amsterdam Avenue. CCAP is committed to the harm reduction philosophy which emphasizes reducing the negative consequences of high-risk behaviors without judgment. Harm reduction principles have traditionally been employed in addiction management but are also applicable in safer sex practices and chronic disease care.

Outside of clinic, CCAP is focused on outreach, community engagement, and health insurance enrollment. These efforts include a mobile van HIV testing initiative and a partnership with the Alliance’s Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center.

Our clinic is precepted by Dr. Mary Claire Abbot and Dr. Rebecca Leeds, family physicians at the Farrell Community Health Center.

For more information, email ccapclinic@gmail.com or call 646-991-1580.