How to register for NHIF online: Portal, Forms, Covers, Payment and Benefits

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 make monthly payments via mpesa paybill for the self-employed

How to register for NHIF online, Portal, Maternity Forms, Super Covers, Payment and Benefits

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How to register for NHIF online


NHIF registration is open to all members from the formal and informal sectors. While it is compulsory for members of the formal sector to be registered, registration membership is voluntary for informal sector members. You can register for NHIF covers as a member or an employer/organization by filling the specific forms at

You will be required to provide some information and attach the following documents;

  • A copy of your national ID
  • A copy of your spouse’s national ID where applicable
  • Your employers NHIF code (if you are employed)
  • Original copies of your birth certificate (including yours spouses or dependents where applicable)
  • A colored passport photo. It is also necessary to attach passport photos of your spouse or dependents where applicable

After filling in the fields in the form correctly, be sure to save it. You will then receive a notification from the website and via SMS informing you of your application status. NHIF charges for members in the informal sector is Ksh. 500 per month while formal sector charges are deducted as per the member’s income. Here are the steps on how to make payments via M-PESA.

  • 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.

nhif payments via M-PESA paybill for self-employed

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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

Other NHIF Details

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