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.

We also convene two boards that provide guidance on policy and regulatory issues: the Board of Health and the Air Pollution Control Board.

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
Social

Events

  • Sep
    23
    Free Narcan Day @ Holmesburg Library
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Free Narcan Day @ Holmesburg Library

    September 23, 2019
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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    Health Department staff will be at branches of the Free Library to answer questions about Philadelphia's opioid epidemic, provide drug overdose training, and distribute Narcan. 1 kit per person (while supplies last). For more information contact overdose.prevention@phila.gov.

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  • Sep
    25
    PA Naloxone Giveaway Day
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Various locations & hours

    PA Naloxone Giveaway Day

    September 25, 2019
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 8 hours
    Various locations & hours
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    Health Department staff will be at branches of the Free Library to answer questions about Philadelphia's opioid epidemic, provide drug overdose training, and distribute Narcan.

    McPherson Square Library
    601 E. Indiana Ave.
    11 am - 5 pm

    Queen Memorial Library
    1201 S. 23rd St.
    11 am - 5 pm

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library
    600 W. Girard Ave.
    12 pm - 6 pm

    Haverford Library
    5543 Haverford Ave.
    1 pm - 7 pm

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  • Sep
    30
    Free Narcan Day @ Katherine Drexel Library
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154, USA

    Free Narcan Day @ Katherine Drexel Library

    September 30, 2019
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154, USA
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    Health Department staff will be at branches of the Free Library to answer questions about Philadelphia's opioid epidemic, provide drug overdose training, and distribute Narcan. 1 kit per person (while supplies last). For more information contact overdose.prevention@phila.gov.

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