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

Register for the upcoming Air Management Services air toxics hearing

The City’s Air Pollution Control Board is holding a hearing on Air Management Regulation 6, which affects how the Health Department monitors toxic air pollution. All are welcome to join and participate in the hearing, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m.

Register to attend.

Find out more about the regulation.

 

 

Health Department update on monkeypox

The Department of Public Health has released an update about monkeypox, including information about:

  • Transmission, symptoms, and risk factors.
  • How you can protect yourself.
  • What to do if you think you have been exposed.
  • What you should do if you have symptoms.
  • How to get vaccinated against monkeypox.

To find out more, visit: The latest on monkeypox in Philadelphia.

Events

  • Aug
    10
    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

    August 10, 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.

  • Aug
    10
    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Health Center 3 Annex, 4219 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    August 10, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    Health Center 3 Annex, 4219 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Open to all Philadelphia residents age 5 and older. 

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

  • Aug
    10
    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Health Center 10 Annex, 2230 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    August 10, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    Health Center 10 Annex, 2230 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, 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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