Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

STD Control Program

Working to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Philadelphia, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV.



In order to protect the safety of our patients and staff, Health Center 1 will  provide modified services during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. 

BEFORE visiting the health center, call 215-685-6575 or 215-685-6571. If you are experiencing symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, a medical professional will be available to discuss an evaluation plan and/or determine next steps. 


The Department of Public Health's STD Control Program works to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Philadelphia, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV. The program:

  • Provides walk in testing and treatment for STDs at Health Center 1 and Health Center 5.
  • Controls the spread of STDs by offering confidential services, including referral, testing, and treatment to the sex partners of people with an STD.
  • Provides education, urine-based screening, and treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia in all Philadelphia public high schools.
  • Provides advice and consultation to doctors, nurses, and other community partners about the diagnosis and treatment of STDs.
  • Provides free male and female condoms.


1930 S. Broad St.
2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Email desarae.bradham@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 545-8362

Did you know?

STDs are caused by bacteria or viruses that are transmitted from person to person through oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Because of the high risk of reinfection, STDs are not considered to be fully treated until all exposed sex partners are treated.

If you are sexually active, using condoms is the best way to protect yourself from STDs and pregnancy.