The Department Of Health is committed to serving you better. If you have not found the answers to your questions within Health website, please click on the following PA topics or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH:
- Health professional licensing
- Complaints against Pennsylvania insurance companies, or health insurance needs
- Social issues such as children, youth and family concerns, mental health, mental retardation, income maintenance, medical assistance, assisted living facilities and day care centers
- Restaurant inspection and complaints concerning food service establishments, restaurants (take-out or eat-in), fairs/carnivals, food vendors, bars, clubs recreational facilities, commissaries and caterers.
- To report an environmental health incident: concerning air pollution, water contamination, mishandling of waste, land management, and recycling programs
- For Landlord/Tennant housing rights
- To contact us concerning all other matters please call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health and Welfare Building
8th Floor West
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
To view directions to our office locations click here.
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Other agencies related to Health:
Pennsylvania Department of State www.dos.state.pa.us
The Department of State oversees the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, providing administrative and legal support to 27 professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions including all health professional licensing . Individuals who require professional licensing range from physicians, nurses and cosmetologists to pharmacists and psychologists and others.
Pennsylvania Department of Insurance www.ins.state.pa.us
The Department of Insurance serves Pennsylvania's insurance consumers through fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry and accepts complaints against Pennsylvania insurance companies
. Information available includes how to file a complaint, read consumer publications, compare premiums, view complaint ratios, and more. Apply for a license, view continuing education criteria, learn about testing and download forms. View company financial information, download annual statement checklist, download tax forms, and more.
The Department of Insurance also oversees the Adultbasic program (low cost or free adult insurance for those who are eligible) and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare www.dpw.state.pa.us
The Department of Public Welfare is charged with numerous program areas that include all children, youth and family concerns, mental health, mental retardation, income maintenance, medical assistance and social program issues
in the Commonwealth. They also license assisted living facilities and day care centers.Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture www.agriculture.state.pa.us
The Department of Agriculture administers regulatory programs for animal health certification, containment of diseased animals and elimination of disease agents. The Bureau of Food Safety
and Laboratory Services strives to assure Pennsylvania residents that the food they consume will meet the highest standards. They regulate and certify the following: food service establishments, restaurants (take-out or eat-in), fairs/carnivals, food vendors, bars, clubs recreational facilities, commissaries and caterers.
They also oversee frozen dessert manufacturers, bakeries, retail food stores and food processors. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection www.dep.state.pa.us
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state agency largely responsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Its responsibilities include: reducing air pollution; making sure drinking water is safe; protecting water quality in rivers and streams; making sure waste is handled properly; managing the Commonwealth's recycling programs and helping citizens prevent pollution
and comply with the Commonwealth's environmental regulations. DEP is committed to general environmental education and encouraging effective public involvement in setting environmental policy.