NHIF Accredited Hospitals And Allocations To Civil Servants
About a month ago, my colleague wrote an article about the government rolling out a new medical scheme for Kenyan civil servants as well as members of the disciplined forces. If I say we were prepared for the comments that came flooding in almost immediately, I would be telling a lie.
We didn’t have ready answers then, to all the questions regarding the scheme, neither did we rest and count hopelessly the number of questions that flooded in. At that moment, it was impossible for us to lay our hands on the list of NHIF accredited hospitals as well as the respective allocations according to membership groups.
This week, after making calls and inquires from various people working in the NHIF medical scheme and the Government Human Resource Information System (GHRIS), we got information that may answer some recurring questions regarding NHIF accredited hospitals, membership groups/categories(A,B & C) as well as the respective hospitals allocated to civil servants.
Change of medical facility form (Optional)
This is to be filled by those wishing to change the hospitals they are insured with for various reasons. After filling in the form completely, it should then be forwarded to your nearest NHIF office.
The form is available for you to download here.
It basically contains spaces where you need to fill in your name, job group, employer, name of allocated medical facility, your location/town and a list of dependants (if any) where you need to fill in details of your spouse and children.
For the spouse and children, you need to fill in their gender, date of birth and national I.D number or birth certificate number.
NHIF accredited hospitals and allocations.
NHIF has contracted hospitals all over eight provinces in the country under three Categories; A, B & C, to provide in-patient medical cover and partial cover for surgical cases in some of these hospitals and members of NHIF are free to attend hospitals under any category.
Category A (government hospitals)
Members would be able to enjoy full and comprehensive cover for maternity and medical diseases including surgery. In short, they will not need to pay for anything on admission provided they are fully paid up members of NHIF.
Category B (private and mission)
Members will enjoy full and comprehensive cover but where surgery is required, the contributor may be required to co-pay.
Category C (private)
Those visiting facilities contracted under Category C will continue with the current system where NHIF pays specified daily benefits under the current arrangements.
NHIF will continue to negotiate with other health providers in the country not appearing in the list below to determine which category of contract they will sign.
All NHIF members in all the three categories will be informed of additional hospitals as and when they sign the contracts with NHIF.
I have simplified the list of NHIF accredited hospitals into Hospital name, Postal address, Number of beds available, Dealing branch and NHIF membership category i.e. A,B and C.
In summary, scroll down to your respective Province and download the PDF file. Open the file and find your NHIF Branch then NHIF membership group and right there will be your allocated hospital!
North Eastern Province
Do you think the new medical cover by the Kenya government is a welcome idea?