National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) beneficiaries will no longer be required to choose an out-patient healthcare facility to access healthcare services.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Geoffrey Mwangi, members will now be able to access any Hospital on preferences basis from a list of designated facilities provided by the Fund countrywide effective from 1st of Nov 2017.

“The changes allows for portability of services and will apply to both members of the National Scheme and the Managed Schemes,” said Mr Mwangi.

“The Fund is responding to the needs of its beneficiaries and at the same time adapting to the changing market dynamics while promoting the aspiration to universal health care coverage with a view to facilitate access to affordable, sustainable, equitable and quality social health insurance,’’ he added.

In line with these changes, members will no longer co-pay as was the case previously and will continue enjoying the same benefit package. Members shall be informed upon visiting the facility the arrangement for healthcare delivery as engaged by NHIF.

Hospitals that have not yet signed the contract as at 1st November should not offer services until they sign.

Members can access a designated list of contracted and declared healthcare facilities in all NHIF service points NHIF website and social media pages for more information please call our toll free line 0800-720601.