Community Health


Stay healthy with these sources of fresh food, affordable health care, lead and air quality testing, and help for drug addiction.

Find health resources

Get connected to a Community Health Worker who can help you find resources for childcare, doctors, food, housing, transportation, utilities—and anything else that might impact your health! 

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Community Health Workers

NKCDC’s Health Connectors conduct health screenings and connect residents to health care, healthy food, credit and budget counseling, and other social service resources.

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Help during Covid-19

Food pickup. Find all Philadelphia’s city food pickup sites, and locations for free meals for students, seniors and others, on this map. Free pregnancy, baby and toddler supports are also available. 

Food delivery. For senior meal delivery, call the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at 215-765-9040. Food for people with disabilities is available through Liberty Resources. To join this program, call or text 215-709-9619, email, or fill out this online form

Testing and vaccination. The closest Covid-19 testing site to NKCDC is at Rock Ministries, 2755 Kensington Avenue. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Free; no appointment needed. Go to to find more testing sites. Register online to reserve your place in line for the vaccine. 

Lead & Air Testing

How to get soil, water or blood tests for lead, and who to call to report air quality or noise pollution issues.

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Opioid & Addiction Resources

Local sources for shelter and medical care for people who are addicted, homeless or mentally ill.

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Affordable Health Care & Insurance

Find affordable local medical and dental care, and get connected to affordable health insurance.

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Fresh Foods & Meals

Food pantries, farmers markets, senior meals, community meals and farm shares are a few of the ways affordable food is available to families in the River Wards.

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