Health and Wellness Community Health

Health Resources

Community health means more than good medicine

Get connected to good health

NKCDC’s team of community health workers can help you find resources for housing, food, utilities, transportation, translation, education, child care and anything else that may affect your health.

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Affordable Health Insurance & Care

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

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Fresh Groceries & Meals

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

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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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Safety

When neighbors look out for each other, everyone is safer. Find a list of alternatives to calling 911. Use the City’s 911, 311 and tip lines, and join a local safety group to stay informed.

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Covid tests and vaccines

Testing. Go to phila.gov/testing to find testing sites in Philadelphia.

Vaccination. Vaccines are available for free at City-run vaccine clinics and partner vaccine clinics throughout Philadelphia. If you have questions about vaccination, call 215-685-5488.

Nourish

Nourish is NKCDC’s nutrition education program, funded in part by Pennsylvania SNAP-Ed. It connects Philadelphia households to healthy food, affordable recipes, healthy cooking techniques, nutrition information and other health resources.

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Community Health Workers

NKCDC’s Community Health Workers connect residents to social and medical services, with training from Jefferson University and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

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