U.S. Public Health Service

Within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), eight agencies are designated as the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).  

  • The PHS agencies are funded primarily with annual discretionary appropriations.  They also receive funding from other sources, including mandatory funds from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), user fees, and third-party reimbursements.

Background:  CRS: Public Health Service Agencies: Overview and Funding (FY2016-FY2018)  

Links to Agencies: