How to Check NHIF Status in Kenya (2021 Update)

In this article, I will show you how to check the NHIF balance via SMS in 2021.

NHIF is the National Hospital Insurance Fund that helps Kenyans pay for their medical bills. It also provides maternity protection to pregnant women and children under age five.

It is now possible to check your NHIF status from the comfort of your home directly on your phone. Gone are the days where you used to visit their offices and wait for hours to confirm if you are covered or not.

The service can be accessed by anyone registered with NHIF in Kenya. The response will show your NHIF status as long as you have been contributing in the past.

How to check NHIF Status on Phone

Here is how to check your NHIF status via SMS in 2021:

  1. To check your NHIF status, you need an active mobile phone.
  2. Type ID and your National ID Number, for example, ID 12345678
  3. Then send that message to 21101
  4. Please note, it will cost you 10 shillings to send this SMS, so make sure your phone number has enough airtime, or else the message will fail.

If it goes through, NHIF will send you a message about your status, including the hospital you registered with and your last contribution date.

It will also notify you if you are covered or not.

That’s it. You can find NHIF rates in another article on this blog.

Checking NHIF Status via SMS conclusion

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a government health insurance scheme launched in 1966 to provide medical cover for Kenyans. It is available only to residents of Kenya. It helps people with their healthcare bills by paying for their bills at approved hospitals, pharmacists, clinics, or authorized health providers.

This guide outlined how to check NHIF status via SMS in 2021; let me know if there is any problem.

Anne Katana
I am from the Kenyan Coast and currently in Nairobi. I studied history, and now I do blogging for a living. I like to share my passion for Kenya and my experiences with other people in Kenya and abroad. So welcome to Nasonga (I am Moving).



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