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Welcome to

O+ Exchange Clinic

Providing Healthcare
for Artists, 365 Days a Year

The American healthcare system is broken. O+ is building a new system of care.

The O+ Exchange Clinic, located at 36 St. James Street in Kingston, New York, is a year-round healthcare clinic for O+ artist alumni led by our resident doctor, Dr. Lizette Edge. 

The O+ Exchange Clinic facilitates the exchange of the art of medicine for the medicine of art, linking our network of healthcare providers with artists across mediums. This means that everything from checkups to dentistry to massage is free for artists or, rather, based on the concept of direct exchange for services.

Why do we do this work?

We believe that artists are essential contributors to individual and collective wellness.
Because 47% of O+ alumni artists are underinsured, or have no insurance at all.
Because we are literally keeping art(ists) alive.

In this exchange, visiting and volunteer healthcare practitioners provide their skills because they believe in building an alternative model of preventative and wellness care for our community, one that values the individual and their contributions to the collective. In exchange for these services, artists provide free tickets to live performances, create new public artworks, offer free art or music classes, and contribute other valuable skills or services to the Kingston community. 

In addition to health & wellness services for artist alumni, The O+ Exchange Clinic is a community hub for the city of Kingston. As we continue to expand the exchange platform that powers the Clinic, O+ plans to host exhibitions, workshops, and live music events that will foster deeper connections between the creative community in Kingston, and expand the network of O+ alumni who have access to our services.

Please contact us directly if you are an O+ alumni seeking care, a provider interested in offering your services or a community member curious to learn more about how you can get involved.

Upcoming Events at the O+ Exchange Clinic

June 2024
July 2024
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