Department of   Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, is playing a vital role in improving the health status & quality of living of the People of Uttar Pradesh.
 
The department has been involved in service of Mankind since its very inception in 1921. The Department initially provided its services under the name of “ Provincial Subordinate Medical and Provincial Medical Services”.
 
In 1946 it was divided into “ PMS - I and PMS - II Services   and   Provincial Health Services (PHS). In 1964 P.M.S- I and P.M.S- II were unified to form  the Provincial Medical Services (PMS). On 26 June 1973 the PMS and PHS were unified to form the present "Provincial Medical and Health Services".
 
This department is   responsible for   providing   Medical, Health and Family Welfare related  services to the   densely    populated    state of Uttar Pradesh (166,05,2859) spread over a vast area of 2,40,982 sq. Km.
 
With the objective of providing health services in Urban and Remote areas, the department provides three tier medical services in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Under this, at the first level, Health Services are provided in urban areas. Health services at the second and third level are provided in rural areas.