COVID-19: Learn how to stay safe, get vaccinated, and find testing. Visit phila.gov/covid.

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

  • May
    22
    Distribution Only At Home COVID Tests- Whitman Plaza Resource Hub
    11:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Distribution Only At Home COVID Tests- Whitman Plaza Resource Hub

    May 22, 2022
    11:30 am to 6:30 pm, 7 hours
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive one at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • May
    22
    Distribution Only At Home COVID Tests- Tioga United Resource Hub
    2:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tioga United, 1549 W Venango St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

    Distribution Only At Home COVID Tests- Tioga United Resource Hub

    May 22, 2022
    2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 5 hours
    Tioga United, 1549 W Venango St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive one at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • May
    23
    Berks Street Annex
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Berks Street Annex

    May 23, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    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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