Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.

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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.

Connect

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

  • Jan
    25
    Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    SEPTA Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

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

    January 25, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    SEPTA Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
  • Jan
    25
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    The Simple Way, 3200 Potter St., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    January 25, 2021
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Simple Way, 3200 Potter St., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing 
    • Pediatric testing offered
  • Jan
    26
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    January 26, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration (online registration not yet available)

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