Department of Public Health

Protecting and promoting the health of all Philadelphians.

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 community 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.

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


1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Looking for more information?

You can find more about the Department of Public Health on the City's legacy pages.


Nothing from September 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018.


Thomas Farley
Health Commissioner
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