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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

  • Nov
    28
    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Health Center 6 Annex, 301 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA

    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    November 28, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    Health Center 6 Annex, 301 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
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    Open to all Philadelphia residents age 5 and older. 

    To schedule an appointment, call (215) 685-2933.

  • Nov
    28
    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    November 28, 2022
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive two at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • Nov
    29
    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Berk Street Annex, 2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    November 29, 2022
    8:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7 hours
    Berk Street Annex, 2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Open to all Philadelphia residents age 5 and older. 

    To schedule an appointment, call (215) 685-2933.


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