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Department of Public Health

What we do

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians and to provide a safety net for people who are disproportionately impacted by societal factors that limit their access to healthcare and other resources necessary for optimal health.

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.

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

  • Feb
    29
    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Juniata Recreation Center 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19134

    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)

    February 29, 2024
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Juniata Recreation Center 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19134
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • PCR and Rapid testing available
  • Mar
    1
    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    New Journey Christian Center 1001 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA

    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)

    March 1, 2024
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    New Journey Christian Center 1001 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • PCR and Rapid testing available
  • Mar
    2
    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA

    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)

    March 2, 2024
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • Rapid testing available

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