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.

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

Events

  • Nov
    20
    Community Flu Clinic: Parkview Health Center
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    841 E Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    Community Flu Clinic: Parkview Health Center

    November 20, 2018
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    841 E Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
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  • Nov
    21
    DBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference Room

    DBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training

    November 21, 2018
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference Room
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    Register here  

    In an effort to increase awareness and enhance overall knowledge of the opioid epidemic’s impact on our region, the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), is offering monthly lifesaving Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training.

    Join us for an informative session and learn to become a trained ambassador of overdose prevention methods. The combined DBHIDS 2016 and 2017 Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention & Rescue training series, has trained approximately 1000 individuals; and distributed upwards of 250 Narcan kits.

    Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training participants will learn:

    • How to recognize harm-reduction approaches to high-risk behaviors, including substance misuse
    • The immediate protocols for effectively administering Naloxone (Narcan), the life-saving medication developed to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses
    • The importance of the Good Samaritan Act 139 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Standing Order for Naloxone (Narcan)

    For more information, visit the Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia


  • Nov
    25
    Community Flu Clinic: SHAMS Clinic
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    7439 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Community Flu Clinic: SHAMS Clinic

    November 25, 2018
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 3 hours
    7439 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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