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Department of Public Health

What we do

The Department of Public Health works to make Philadelphia a healthy place to live, work, and play.

Our department:

  • Provides high-quality medical care at City health centers.
  • Prevents the spread of illness and infectious disease.
  • Protects against environmental hazards.
  • Encourages healthy behaviors to prevent chronic disease.
  • Plans and responds to health emergencies.
  • Ensures the quality and accessibility of health services.
  • Sets health policy.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports on a variety of public health data.

Two boards provide us with guidance on policy and regulatory issues: the Board of Health and the Air Pollution Control Board.

The Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) determines the cause and manner of death for sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths in Philadelphia.

By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.

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Address
1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Events

  • Feb
    25
    vybe urgent care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Kingdom Life Christian Center, 6325 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA

    vybe urgent care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    February 25, 2021
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    Kingdom Life Christian Center, 6325 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA
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    • Appointments preferred but not required. 
    • Video clinician visit required. Click here to register 
    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing
  • Feb
    25
    ivee and Lindley Academy Charter School - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Lindley Academy Charter School, 900 Lindley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

    ivee and Lindley Academy Charter School - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    February 25, 2021
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours
    Lindley Academy Charter School, 900 Lindley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • Click here to pre-register
    • Appointments preferred but not required 
    • Walk-up testing 
  • Feb
    25
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Mifflin Square Park, 500 Wolf St., Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    February 25, 2021
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Mifflin Square Park, 500 Wolf St., Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
    • Pediatric testing offered

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