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
    23
    Family Practice and Counseling Network - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm
    St. Malachy Catholic School, 1012 W Thompson St., Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

    Family Practice and Counseling Network - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 23, 2020
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4 hours
    St. Malachy Catholic School, 1012 W Thompson St., Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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    • No testing restrictions
    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • Infants and children can be tested
  • Oct
    23
    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    412 W Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA

    Vybe Urgent Care - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 23, 2020
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    412 W Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133, 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
    23
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Face to Face, 123 E Price St., Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA

    Philadelphia FIGHT - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 23, 2020
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Face to Face, 123 E Price St., Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
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    • Barrier-free testing with no out-of-pocket costs
    • Walk-up testing site

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