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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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Announcements

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision effectively reverses Roe v. Wade (Roe) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey (Casey) in defiance of nearly 50 years of precedent. Losing Roe means abortion is no longer federally protected as a constitutional right.

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania.

Events

  • Jul
    4
    Berks Street Annex
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Berks Street Annex

    July 4, 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.

  • Jul
    4
    Health Center 10 Annex
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    2230 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Health Center 10 Annex

    July 4, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    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.

  • Jul
    4
    Health Center 3 Annex
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    4219 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Health Center 3 Annex

    July 4, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    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.



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