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

  • Jan
    18
    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Girard College - MLK Day of Service, 2101 S College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    January 18, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Girard College - MLK Day of Service, 2101 S College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
  • Jan
    19
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    January 19, 2021
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
    • Pediatric testing offered
  • Jan
    19
    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    January 19, 2021
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing  

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