Welcome to the PCMS Website

The Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) has been representing physicians for more than 160 years as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health. The Society, a professional membership organization for physicians who live or work in the City of Philadelphia, has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners and patients. PCMS provides a common ground for physicians across a range of specialties to discuss health care issues of the day and work for the good of the profession and the public.

Today, its members continue to present the opinions of physicians before legislators and government officials, to protect the public health, and to keep physicians informed on the issues that affect their practice of medicine in Philadelphia.

PDPH Notification:– Hepatitis C Screening Act

September 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Local, State

Health Notification: Pennsylvania’s Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87 of 2016) Takes Effect (Originally released on September 19, 2016) The Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87) was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on July 20th, 2016.  It requires all individuals born between 1945 and 1965 (i.e. ‘baby boomers’), who receive inpatient or outpatient health […]


Health Advisory – Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Clinical Reminder and Reporting Requirements

September 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Local

Summary Points: An increased number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases have been reported to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) in 2016 Healthcare providers should report any suspect cases of AFM to PDPH by calling 215-685-6742 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, stool, and respiratory specimens should be collected as close to illness onset as […]


The PA PDMP system officially launches August 25!

August 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm | Local, State

      Starting Aug. 25, 2016, medical professionals registered for Pennsylvania’s new PDMP will be able to access valuable data that will help inform clinical decisions and combat the opioid and heroin epidemic. Registration for the PA PDMP system is now open — click here to get started! Registration is a straightforward process. You […]


Health Advisory, Zika Virus Update: Epidemiology, Laboratory Testing, and Reporting

August 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm | National

Originally released on August 11, 2016. Summary Points Locally-acquired Zika has been identified in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood Zika testing (rRT-PCR and IgM MAC-ELISA) is now available through commercial laboratories Testing recommendations are updated to include: IgM testing of convalescent specimens when rRT-PCR is negative. Serum and urine rRT-PCR testing for pregnant women seen within 14 […]


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