Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth)

Specialized Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults

Project STAY provides friendly, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare services to young people ages 14-24. We're here to help.

About Project STAY

Project STAY is administered jointly by NewYork-Presbyterian and by the Harlem Health Promotion Center (HHPC) within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. We work with community leaders, academic scholars, and public health professionals to serve Harlem and other New York City communities through two major programs:

  • Our Specialized Care Center, through which we care for young people who are HIV-positive or are at risk for HIV infection.
  • Our Youth Access Program, which conducts community outreach, screening, and linkage to care for young people engaging in risk-taking behaviors. Our youth-friendly primary care clinic provides medical and mental health services for these young people as well.

Who We Serve

We care for young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are:

  • Living with HIV
  • At high risk for HIV
  • Justice-involved youth
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or pansexual
  • Men who have sex with men

Our Team

The Project STAY team includes physicians, outreach specialists, social workers, nurses and nurse practitioners, and others dedicated to ensuring that the young people of New York have ready access to the healthcare services they need.

Getting Started

Not sure where to begin? Start here:

  • For testing for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, or pregnancy, text or call 646-245-4000.
  • For pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) — medications aimed at preventing HIV infection — text or call 917-580-1682.
  • For HIV care, text or call 646-234-0417.
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