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Dental Care

Good dental health is important for children and adults. If you take good care of your teeth and gums, you can prevent cavities, inflammation of gums, tooth loss and bad breath.

Our dentists and other health professionals provide basic and emergency dental care to registered patients at 7 of our health centers. Dental services are not available at Strawberry Mansion Health Center.

You can also get dental care at many community health centers in Philadelphia.

Keep your mouth and teeth healthy
  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss your teeth every day
  • Snack smart – limit sugary snacks
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • See a dentist regularly


City health centers accept Medicare, Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and most insurance and HMO plans.
If you are uninsured, we charge a small fee based on family size and income.

We can help you apply for health insurance you can afford.

As a registered patient, you will get your own personal doctor. It's a much better way to get medical care than going from doctor to doctor or rushing to the emergency room when something goes wrong.

City Health Centers

Health Center 2 »
1700 South Broad Street, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Health Center 3 »
555 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Health Center 4 »
4400 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphiia, PA 19104

Health Center 5 »
1900 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Health Center 6 »
301 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Health Center 9 »
131 E. Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Health Center 10 »
2230 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Community Health Centers

Philadelphia residents can also get dental care at many community health centers throughout the city. Browse by neighborhood to find more health centers near you.

Public Water Fluoridation

The Philadelphia Water Department adds fluoride to Philadelphia’s water supply in an effort to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Find out more.

Dental Amalgam

Amalgam Dental Fillings Containing Mercury (fact sheet)