Starting a Public Health Business

In starting a public health business, you can easily find clients because many are in need of affordable health services. That is why it is important for you to get to know your clients, especially their paying capacity and preferences.

You must also be aware of your competitors in order for you to define your business’ strengths and weakness that could lead to your improvement.

In starting a public health business, you must first identify your target population. In any place you choose to start your public health business you will surely have clients to lineup in your business center. You are in luck if your business ponders on health of the people. As many diseases and health related problems are being discovered, the people are becoming more conscious about their lifestyle and health condition. So for your target population, most probably, you can attract the most proximate clients based on your business location. Aside from that, you can also attract those that are very conscious about their health that they monitor themselves by having physical examinations and consultations regularly. It is now the task of your business to provide the most needed health services of the people that come to your centers.

Normally, people come to public health centers to accomplish their employment requirements. One of the most asked for requirement is the health certificate or physical examination results. Going to hospitals for these services may be very pricey. But if they choose to go to public health centers, they can save up a lot because of the very affordable prices of the medical services provided. The affordability is one of the major factors that attract the people to go to any public health centers. Given these general knowledge regarding public health businesses, try to provide the clients with their needed services that is hardly found in other businesses. Packages of medical services are given to clients just to assist them through their financial difficulties that could hinder success for them.

Since you already have an idea who your clients would be, it is about time for you to try to make steps on how to reach more clients as possible. You can get more clients from different locations by creating your business website. Have your services and their corresponding prices posted on your website. That way you can give information even to those who are just passing by your site. You can also provide comment boxes in your website to communicate with your clients in case they will ask for improvements in your services. You must really be open to these suggestions and constructive criticisms because all of it is made in the purpose of helping you become a better business for the people.

Next, try to be a bit conscious of your competitors. But it is also best that you do your research about them in a low profile manner. There is something about knowing things about the other party without them knowing that you know it. Just always remember that you do it in a discreet manner so no one will get offended or feel violated by any of your efforts. It will act as your tool for being more competitive in the industry. It will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in the business. It is important that in your business or profession that you find your own trademark. It is true that it is hard to find what could really set you apart and represent you as a public health business.


  • Terrelle Hunt said on November 6, 2013
    interested in starting a public health business.
  • KENNETH ODIMGBE said on March 31, 2014
    I have a (MPH) in Environmental Health and looking for business ideas and connections to enable me start up Public Health Business. Please, any help or ideas given will be highly appreciated. 678-754-4341
  • mike kerkado said on January 8, 2015
    Hi Kenneth and Terrelle! I also have an MPH in env scs. if you would like to brainstorm something business related I would like to partner and hear your thoughts. cheers!
  • Nancy said on January 19, 2015
    Hello, I have an MPH as well .. I looking to start a business in that field after two years of looking for employment any ideas ??
  • John Mukuka said on October 3, 2015
    I would to venture into public health and i need ideas. Am in Zambia.
  • Bertha Tobias said on July 27, 2020
    hi, please I have a bachelors in public health, I would like to come up with a business in this field. any ideas, please?
  • Todd Hall said on May 17, 2023
    Hello, I have my MPH in epidemiology and want to start my public health business. I have a background in infectious diseases, GIS, and other skills. If you would like to brainstorm with me, send me an email at
  • Dunni Braimah said on August 10, 2023
    Hi I have a degree in politics and public health, looking to collaborate on a public health business either/or in the Uk and international. My email is, if anyone would like to work and collaborate.


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