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City Health Department<p> <strong>​Environmental health</strong><br>Municipal health services, more commonly known as environmental health services, are the core business of City Health. These services are defined in the National Health Act (Act 61 of 2003) as including:</p><ul><li>water quality monitoring;</li><li>food control and compliance;</li><li>waste management;</li><li>health surveillance of premises;</li><li>surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases (excluding immunisation);</li><li>vector (pest) control;</li><li>environmental pollution control (including air and noise pollution);</li><li>disposal of the dead; and</li><li>chemical safety. </li></ul><p>We also assist other City directorates and departments with key programmes (such as water sampling), regular health and hygiene promotion projects, and service delivery to informal settlements.</p><p> <strong>Personal health</strong><br>In partnership with the Provincial Government, the City also delivers the personal primary healthcare component – clinic services – via an infrastructure of 80 clinics, 12 satellite clinics, seven community day centers (CDCs), and six mobile clinics. Services include:</p><ul> <li>preventive and promotive health services for women and children (e.g. family planning, and immunising and treating sick children under 13 years);</li><li>HIV/AIDS, STIs, ​and TB health services; and</li><li>help and treatment for substance abuse. </li></ul><p>These clinic services are delivered in partnership with the Provincial Health Department’s Metro District Health Services who run 47 community health centers and 24-hour emergency services at a primary care level, along with six district hospitals. </p><p>​We provide a range of primary healthcare, including municipal health (environmental health) services and personal primary health service options, to all residents through our network of clinics and other healthcare facilities. With more than 100 clinics located in communities across the Metro, as well as a number of mobile and satellite clinics, we are focused on delivering healthcare services to those who need it most. </p><p>Primary healthcare is delivered through a district health system reinforced by a committed workforce, strong leadership, and the support of our communities and partners. The City is committed to working with all spheres of government to meet the national, provincial and City targets to provide a coordinated and integrated district health service for the citizens of Cape Town. </p><span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links">​ <a href="">Find clinics and healthcare facilitie​s near you​</a><a title="title" href="">Read about our health services</a><a href="">Submit your research request to City Health for approval</a><a title="title" href="">Request an environmental health inspection<br></a></div></li></ul></span><blockquote cite=""><p> <em>​​​​​​​​​​​"To ensure the City of Cape Town will be a healthier city with adequate and equitable distribution of resources to render quality, comprehensive, cost-effective primary health care services. This will be achieved through a district health system with a committed and dynamic workforce supported by strong, competent shared leadership with collaboration and commitment from the community and other partners."</em>​ <b>Dr. Waarisa Fareed </b><cite>Director: City Health</cite></p></blockquote><img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="contact"><h4>G​​eneral enquiries<br> </h4><h4>City Health Management</h4><p> <a href="" target="_blank">See the City Health Mangement contact list​​</a></p><h4>Clinics and Healthcare facilities</h4><p>​​<a href="" target="_blank">See the ​Clinics and healthcare facilities contact list​</a></p></div><h4>Environmental Health Offices</h4><p> <a href="" target="_blank">See the environmental health offices contact list </a></p><h4> ​Environmental Health Management</h4><p> <a href="" target="_blank">See the environmenta​l services contact list​</a></p>

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