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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Safer at Home

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Events

  • Dec
    3
    Puentes De Salud
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    1700 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA

    Puentes De Salud

    December 3, 2020
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5 hours
    1700 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA
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    Free flu shots for adults 19 y/o + (Spanish/English)
  • Dec
    3
    PHL International Airport - Terminal B
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    PHL International Airport - Terminal B

    December 3, 2020
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
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    Free flu shots for adults 19 y/o + (Spanish/English)
  • Dec
    3
    Greater St. Matthew 's Baptist Church
    12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    1538 W Wingohocking St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

    Greater St. Matthew 's Baptist Church

    December 3, 2020
    12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 3 hours
    1538 W Wingohocking St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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    Free flu shots for adults 19 y/o + (English)

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