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 Tuesday, Dec. 07 to noon on Thursday, Dec. 09

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.

Mental & physical health

Get emergency treatment (PEP) after recent exposure to HIV

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is a medicine available to prevent HIV infections if you believe you may have recently been exposed to HIV (for example, from an unprotected sexual encounter or a needle stick).


PEP involves taking a combination of two medications for 28 days. It is important to start PEP as soon as possible, but no more than 72 hours (three days) after a possible exposure to HIV.

Where and when

You can get PEP from your doctor or local emergency department. If you do not have a doctor or your doctor doesn’t know about PEP, you can come to Health Center 1 (1930 S. Broad St., 2nd floor) and say that you may have been exposed to HIV. You will be evaluated to see if you have been exposed and may receive a five-day supply of medication and a referral for a follow-up appointment.


The cost of PEP varies depending on where you get it and may be free depending on your insurance. Call the Health Information Helpline at (215) 985-2437 to find out where you can get an affordable dose of PEP.