How to register for NHIF online.

NHIF Kenya
NHIF Kenya

How to register for NHIF online can be done from everywhere. National Hospital Insurance Fund is a Kenya government state corporation with a mandate to provide health insurance to Kenyans. In addition, the core business and mandate of NHIF is to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable, and quality health insurance. Established in 1966 as a department under the Ministry of Health, the transformation of NHIF from a department of the Ministry of Health to a state of the corporation’s aim was to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.

Therefore, NHIF membership is open to all Kenyans who are 18 years and above. In addition, the National government has paid for 1 million poor and vulnerable families to access health care in the Universal Health Coverage Scale-up exercise.

How to contribute to the fund

For people who are formal locality, employee contributions are a need to the fund. Therefore, this is through their employers at a particular premium rate as per their pay grade. However, people who contribute under the voluntary category, pay Ksh 500 per month.

How to register for NHIF online.

  • Go to: the NHIF registration portal.
  • Click self-employed.
  • Enter your national ID/passport.
  • Fill in all other form fields.
  • Attach a scanned copy of your ID or passport.
  • Attach passport size photo.
  • If married, attach your spouse’s marriage certificate.
  • Click to confirm.
  • However, submission to your application will be in need if all the details are correct.

NHIF registration requirements.

1. A copy of your ID and spouse’s ID and marriage certificate if married.

2.. For children over 6 months, a birth certificate is in need.

3. Your employer NHIF code ( if you are in a working environment).

4. A colored passport photo.

5. A copy of your national ID.

Paying for NHIF through Mpesa pay bill.

Choose the pay bill option.

Enter the NHIF Bussiness no. 200222.

Enter the contributor’s ID number as the account number.

Indicate the amount.

Enter your M-Pesa pin.

Then confirm the details.

In addition, they send a confirmation message to your phone.

Services are covered by NHIF.

Inpatient service health cover.

Outpatient service health cover.

Civil servants scheme health cover.

Linda mama services.

NHIF Supa/super cover health cover.

NHIF Contact Details.

Phone contacts: 0202723246 or 0202723255.

Office location: Nairobi Kenya.

Official website: HTTP://

How to replace lost NHIF card.

If you lost your NHIF card, you can get a replacement by paying Ksh 100 at either National Bank, Equity Bank, or KCB. However, ensure you inform the bank teller you are paying for NHIF card replacement. Once you have paid, present the bank slip to any NHIF branch.


The hospital gives settlement claims direct to NHIF. However, this is after the contributors have left the hospitals. The claims then undergo examination by the fund to ensure validity before payment.

In addition, the fund strives to pay claims within 14 days upon receipt of the claim from the hospital. Therefore, members who out to clear the bills with the hospital may launch a general claim directly to NHIF for reimbursement.

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