National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) now has an online portal that makes it easy for members to register and enjoy the benefits of its super covers. Below is a step-by-step procedure on how to register for NHIF online. Also, get to know how to make monthly payments via mpesa paybill for the self-employed
How to register for NHIF online
The procedure for NHIF online registration for those who are self-employed is as follows below:
- Go to: NHIF registration portal
- Click Self Employed
- Enter your National ID/Passport/Alien ID
- 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. Your application will be submitted if you filled all the details correctly
NHIF registration requirements
- A copy of your national ID
- A copy of your spouse’s national ID and marriage certificate where applicable
- For children over 6 months, a birth certificate is needed
- Your employers NHIF code (if you are employed)
- A colored passport photo. It is also necessary to attach passport photos of your spouse or dependents where applicable
Paying for NHIF through Mpesa paybill
Below are steps on how to pay for NHIF contribution via Mpesa paybill.
- Choose Pay Bill option
- Enter the NHIF Business no.200222
- Enter the contributor’s national ID number as the account number
- Enter amount
- Enter your M-PESA pin and confirm the details.
A confirmation message will be sent to your phone. Did you find this guide helpful? Let us know in the comments section.
Services covered by NHIF
- Inpatient services health cover
- Outpatient services health cover
- Civil Servants schemes health cover
- Linda Mama services health cover
- NHIF Supa/Super cover
NHIF Contact Details
- NHIF phone Contacts: (020) 272 3246, 020) 272 3281/2, (020) 272 3290 OR 020 2723255
- NHIF office location in Nairobi Kenya: Use this Google map location link or go to
- nhif official website: http://www.nhif.or.ke
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Eze Christiana Chinwendu says
Is it possible for a foreign student to apply for NHIF but do not have a work permit?
How do I register through online NHIF and NSSF
I was a member 10yrs ago and quited ,how much can I b charged if I re _register again and by that time I had no the card
Kenyayote Support says
Just begin as a new member.
Rose Beatrice says
One of the university admission requirements is to have NHIF registration. Under which category does this application fall and is such an account sustainable for a student without employment?
How do I register online?
I need to change my membership from employee to an individual member. How do I go about it?
Augustine Nyai says
im doing self job after my application online how wil i get the card!
joseph opudo says
I lost my card a month ago, is it possible to get a new card in any of your offices.
Judith Fedha says
Kindly how do i download surgical service pre authorization form?
Kindly how do an individual apply for NHIF number online?
Hi? I will like to change my nhif to from my previous employer to be paying by my self cause I have no job. How will I do it online, will I need to change my card? Finnally how long will it take to be active? Thanks.
how do i get a statement of my employer contributions on my name?
I havw noy paid for the last six months how fo i go about it
Moreen Juma says
How can I register online and I don’t have employer code am a salonist,kazi ya juakali
kiprotich cheruiyot says
I was registered some years back and I want to start my payment what do I have to do if I have forgotten my account number?
Must I bring document or I can submit them online, when to make payments, after or before submitting documents
fredrick owino omondi says
I have a wife but she is 17yr geting to 18yr next mounth but she dont have id, or birth and i wnt to put her in my cover .how can i be help.
You will be arrested for defiling a minor!
I have always been a member of NHIF when I was employed. Now I have retired, I cannot remember my NHIF number, how can I check that.
sms ID then number to 21101
Mcharo Shako says
I don’t have a birth certificate. Can I swear an affidavit before a commissioner of oaths, about my age, to accompany the application?
If a person is a grandfather, why would anyone need proof of birth to accept his application?