Department of Public Health

Protecting and promoting the health of all Philadelphians.

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 community 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.

By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Room 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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You can access the Department of Public Health's full content on our existing website.

Leadership

Thomas Farley
Health Commissioner
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