Philadelphia County Birth Records

Search for Philadelphia County PA birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Philadelphia County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Philadelphia County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Pennsylvania birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a PA driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Philadelphia County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Philadelphia County Clerk Philadelphia PA 601 Market Street 19106 215-597-7704

Philadelphia County Clerk Philadelphia PA 180 Hall Street 19147 215-686-6250


Philadelphia County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Philadelphia County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Pennsylvania, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia PA 5501 Old York Road 19141 215-456-7890

Aria Health Frankford Campus Philadelphia PA 4900 Frankford Avenue 19124 215-831-2000

Belmont Behavioral Hospital Philadelphia PA 4200 Monument Road 19131 215-877-2000

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center Philadelphia PA 1331 East Wyoming Avenue 19124 215-537-7400

Chestnut Hill Hospital Philadelphia PA 8835 Germantown Avenue 19118 215-248-8200

Children's Seashore House Philadelphia PA 3405 Civic Center Boulevard 19104 215-895-3675

Einstein Center One Philadelphia PA 9880 Bustleton Avenue 19115 215-827-1600

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 5501 Old York Road 19141 215-456-7890

Fairmount Behavioral Health System Philadelphia PA 561 Fairthorne Avenue 19128 215-487-4100

Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia PA 333 Cottman Avenue 19111 215-728-2570

Friends Hospital Philadelphia PA 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard 19124 215-831-4600

Girard Medical Center Philadelphia PA 801 West Girard Avenue 19122 215-787-2000

Graduate Hospital Philadelphia PA 1800 Lombard Street 19146 215-893-5000

Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia PA 230 North Broad Street 19102 215-762-7000

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 3400 Spruce Street 19104 215-662-4000

Jeanes Hospital Philadelphia PA 7600 Central Avenue 19111 215-728-2000

Kindred Hospital Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 6129 Palmetto Street 19111 215-722-8555

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Philadelphia PA 1513 Race Street 19102 215-587-3000

Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia PA 3300 Henry Avenue 19129 215-255-3330

MossRehab Hospital Philadelphia PA 2400 Market Street 19103 215-523-7600

Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia PA 2601 Holme Avenue 19152 215-335-6000

North Philadelphia Health System Philadelphia PA 801 West Girard Avenue 19122 215-787-2407

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia PA 51 North 39th Street 19104 215-662-8000

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Philadelphia PA 1801 Vine Street 19103 215-560-1800

Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia PA 800 Spruce Street 19107 215-829-3000

Philadelphia VA Medical Center Philadelphia PA 3900 Woodland Avenue 19104 215-823-5800

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Philadelphia PA 132 South 10th Street 19107 215-955-6579

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Philadelphia PA 5800 Ridge Avenue 19128 215-483-9900

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 3551 North Broad Street 19140 215-430-4000

St Joseph's Hospital Philadelphia PA 1600 West Girard Avenue 19130 215-787-9000

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Philadelphia PA 3601 A Street 19134 215-427-5000

Temple University Episcopal Hospital Philadelphia PA 100 East Lehigh Avenue 19125 215-707-1200

Temple University Hospital Philadelphia PA 3401 North Broad Street 19140 215-707-2000

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 3401 Civic Center Boulevard 19104 215-590-1000

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia PA 111 South 11th Street 19107 215-955-6000


Philadelphia County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Philadelphia County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Philadelphia County Pennsylvania. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Philadelphia City & County Records Archive Philadelphia PA 3001 Market Street 19104 215-685-9400

Philadelphia City Archive Philadelphia PA 3101 Market Street 19104 215-685-9400

Philadelphia City Hall Records Archive Philadelphia PA 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard 19107 215-686-2234

Philadelphia Federal Records Archive Philadelphia PA 14700 Townsend Road 19154 215-671-1137

Philadelphia Impact Archive Philadelphia PA 124 East Indiana Avenue 19134 215-739-5770

Philadelphia Medical Mission Archive Philadelphia PA 8400 Pine Road 19111 215-742-6100

Philadelphia National Archive Philadelphia PA 900 Market Street 19107 215-597-3000

Philadelphia Pennsylvania University Archive Philadelphia PA 3401 Market Street 19104 215-898-5240

Philadelphia Records Archive Philadelphia PA 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard 19102 215-686-2260

Philadelphia Records Archive Philadelphia PA 401 North Broad Street 19108 215-686-1580

Philadelphia Vital Records Archive Philadelphia PA 110 North 8th Street 19106 215-560-3054


Philadelphia County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Philadelphia County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Philadelphia County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Philadelphia County Pennsylvania. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Philadelphia County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Philadelphia City Hall Philadelphia PA 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard 19102 215-686-1776


The Philadelphia County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Philadelphia County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Philadelphia County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Pennsylvania State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Philadelphia County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Philadelphia Health Department Philadelphia PA 1101 Market Street 19107 215-685-5200