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Ambulatory Health Services (Health Centers)

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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health operates 8 City health centers that provide high-quality medical care to Philadelphia residents.

Our health centers are located in neighborhoods all across Philadelphia. Our doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care providers work hard to keep you and your family healthy.


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
  • breastfeeding support services
  • 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
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at selected health centers

Some services are available on a walk-in basis.

HealthCenterConnect (Patient Portal)
Patients of our health centers can now access information about their care, appointments and education online using our secure portal. Sign up for an account at your health center and access HealthCenterConnect Patient Portal at the link below.

Breastfeeding Support Services
Certified, experienced breastfeeding coaches provide free, in-person help to Philadelphia residents at City health centers and other contracted agencies. Help is available on a walk-in basis one morning or afternoon each week. Health centers 6 and 10 offer bilingual help in Spanish and English.

Services for Non-English Speakers

We offer translation and interpretation services in City health centers for patients and their families.

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City Health Centers

Health Center 2 »
The South Philadelphia Health & Literacy Center
1700 S. Broad Street, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Health Center 3 »
555 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Health Center 4 »
4400 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Health Center 5 »
1900 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Health Center 6 »
301 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Health Center 9 »
131 E. Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Health Center 10 »
2230 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Strawberry Mansion Health Center »
2840 Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Community Health Centers

Philadelphia residents can also get medical care at many community health centers throughout the city. Browse by neighborhood to find more health centers near you.