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Department of Public Health

What we do

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians and to provide a safety net for people who are disproportionately impacted by societal factors that limit their access to healthcare and other resources necessary for optimal health.

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. Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research studies that involve human subjects.

The Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) determines the cause and manner of death for sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths in Philadelphia.

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

  • Jul
    12
    North Philadelphia Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Mi Salud Wellness Center, 200 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

    North Philadelphia Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    July 12, 2024
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm, 7 hours
    Mi Salud Wellness Center, 200 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA
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    Entrance on A Street
    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test and answer questions
    For more information call (215) 685-5488
  • Jul
    15
    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    8:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Health Center 4, 4400 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    July 15, 2024
    8:00 am to 12:30 pm, 5 hours
    Health Center 4, 4400 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    COVID-19 vaccine is available by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 215-685-2933.
  • Jul
    15
    North Philadelphia Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Mi Salud Wellness Center, 200 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

    North Philadelphia Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    July 15, 2024
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    Mi Salud Wellness Center, 200 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA
    map
    Entrance on A Street
    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test and answer questions
    For more information call (215) 685-5488

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