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.

Connect

Address
1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Reopening With Care

See the guide

Events

  • Oct
    22
    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St., Building B, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 22, 2020
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St., Building B, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
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    • Appointments preferred but not required. Click here to register (video clinician visit required)
    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing
  • Oct
    22
    Flu Vaccine Clinic
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

    Flu Vaccine Clinic

    October 22, 2020
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19119
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    The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will provide free COVID-19 testing and flu shots for all.
  • Oct
    22
    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event + Free Flu Shots
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event + Free Flu Shots

    October 22, 2020
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA
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    • Barrier-free testing with no out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing site
    • Free flu shots offered along with COVID-19 testing

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