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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Reopening With Care

See the guide

Events

  • Oct
    27
    Flu Vaccine Clinic
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Northeast Baptist Church, 4744 Tackawanna St. Philadelphia, PA, 19124

    Flu Vaccine Clinic

    October 27, 2020
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    Northeast Baptist Church, 4744 Tackawanna St. Philadelphia, PA, 19124
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    The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will free provide COVID-19 testing and flu shots for all.
  • Oct
    29
    Flu Vaccine Clinic
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19150

    Flu Vaccine Clinic

    October 29, 2020
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19150
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    The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will provide free COVID-19 testing and flu shots for all.
  • Oct
    30
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Ford PAL Recreational Center (Basketball Court), 609 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 30, 2020
    10:00 am to 12:00 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

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