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Health Center 5

Health Center 5 provides high-quality medical and dental care to people who live in Philadelphia.

1900 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121 (map)
Medical Appointments: 215-685-2933
Dental Appointments:   215-685-2938

7:30 am - 5:00 pm / Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Tue

Public transportation

SEPTA routes 3, 33, and 39


City health centers accept Medicare, Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and most insurance and HMO plans. If you are uninsured, we charge a small fee based on family size and income.

We can help you apply for health insurance you can afford.

As a registered patient, you will get your own personal doctor. It's a much better way to get medical care than going from doctor to doctor or rushing to the emergency room when something goes wrong.

  • diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses
  • medical check-ups and medications for enrolled patients
  • prenatal care
  • family planning and pregnancy options counseling
  • comprehensive pediatric care for infants, children and teens
  • immunizations for infants, children and teens
  • children's developmental assessments
  • healthy weight nutrition counseling for children and teens
  • nutrition counseling and health education
  • flu shots
  • HIV, STD, and STI testing
  • basic dental care, emergency dental care
  • lab tests, x-rays and tests for tuberculosis
  • referrals to specialty services for enrolled patients
  • social work support that connects patients to follow-up care, education/counseling and other services

Some services are available on a walk-in basis.


Bedsider (online birth control support network)
Family Planning Council of Southeastern PA