Where is NHIF headquarters office in Nairobi
National Hospital Insurance Fund is a State Parastatal that was established in 1966 as a department under the Ministry of Health. The original Act of Parliament that set up this Fund in 1966 has over the years been reviewed to accommodate the changing healthcare needs of the Kenyan population, employment and restructuring in the health sector. Currently an NHIF Act No 9 of 1998 governs the Fund. The transformation of NHIF from a department of the Ministry of Health to a state of corporation was aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency. The Fund’s core mandate is to provide medical insurance cover to all its members and their declared dependants (spouse and children). The NHIF membership is open to all Kenyans who have attained the age of 18 years and years and have a monthly income of more than Ksh 1000. NHIF has 61 fully autonomous branches across the country. Each of these branches offers all NHIF services including payment of benefits to hospitals or members or employers. Smaller satellite offices and service points in district hospitals also serve these branches.
The NHIF head located in Nairobi, Upper Hill area, sits on a large apartment situated along Ragati Road, Off Ngong road. The office block is located a stone throw away from the intersection between Ngong road and Haile Selassie Ave. Adjacent to this building is the Ministry of water offices. It lies opposite Kenya National Library complex The State parastatal medical fund owns the NHIF building. Noticeably the building also accommodates a large number of business enterprises including banks and other service sector business offices, hence convenient if you need to access a vast cache of services within the building. The ground floor to the building serves as the main offices where you can drop in to get access to NHIF services. A limited parking space for car owners and security is guaranteed.