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These Philadelphia resources span various aspects of health and are offered either through the city itself or through its many non-profit organizations. While these resources are helpful for everyone, they may be particularly useful to people with low incomes, as many of the below services are offered for free.
City of Philadelphia Resources
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) at the Netter Center
The initiative was created to help build and sustain healthy communities by promoting nutrition education, food access, and physical fitness in over 20 West and Southwest Philadelphia schools. AUNI offers cooking and gardening clubs as a part of its School Food Education program as well as an Adult Senior Nutrition Program and a Good Food Bag program (Nov - April).
Food Fit Philly
Information and resources for eating healthy on a budget and staying fit in Philly. Includes info about free summer meal programs for kids and teens, farmer's market locations, and more.
Free Meals Flyer
See this Food Access Collaborative webpage for a updated link to a downloadable Free Meals Flyer that lists addresses, dates, and times where people can access free meals in different parts of Philadelphia.
Philly Food Finder
Use your zip code to find Farmer's Markets, Senior Meals, Food Pantries, SHARE Host Sites, and Soup Kitchens in your area of the city.
In-person or telephone support for Philadelphia residents to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health Insurance (CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and more.
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Get help and learn about a wide variety of public health issues - from accessing birth & death certificates to immunizations, domestic violence, lead poisoning information, and much more - and connect with the city's health centers for care.
Flu Clinic Schedule & Vaccines
Find Community Health Centers or Community Flu Clinics where you can walk-in to get a flu shot. Also find information on vaccinations for kids or for travel.
Free Health Screenings
Use the "Free Health Screenings in Philadelphia" link on this page to find out where you can get free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index and nutrition.
List of City Health Centers
City health centers accept Medicare, Medicaid, HMO plans, and most other insurance options. If you are uninsured, the centers will charge a small fee based on family size and income. Health centers can also help you apply for affordable health insurance. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged.
Mazzoni Center (LGBTQ Health & Wellbeing)
Mazzoni provides quality health and wellness services for LGBTQ communities, including health care, counseling & recover, education, HIV prevention & care, legal services, and more.
Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers (AIDS/HIV)
Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization that provides primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Their Critical Path Learning Center offers a library of health resources, access to technology, adult education, and job readiness.
Sayre Health Center
Sayre Health Center is an educational program that provides comprehensive medical care for people of all ages in West Philadelphia.
STD/STI Testing in Philadelphia
Directory of health centers that provide free screenings for Sexually-Transmitted Diseases/Infections