A citywide curfew will go into effect on Friday, October 30 at 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31. View the executive order for more information.

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
Social

Reopening With Care

See the guide

Events

  • Oct
    30
    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    SEAMAAC, Mifflin Square Park - Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 30, 2020
    12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 6 hours
    SEAMAAC, Mifflin Square Park - Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • Appointments preferred but not required. Click here to register (video clinician visit required)
    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing
  • Oct
    30
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Ford PAL Recreational Center (Basketball Court), 609 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 30, 2020
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 2 hours
    Ford PAL Recreational Center (Basketball Court), 609 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • Barrier-free testing with no out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing site
  • Oct
    30
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc., 1939 W Venango St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 30, 2020
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hours
    Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc., 1939 W Venango St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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    • Barrier-free testing with no out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing site

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