Latest update NHIF rates



This is the latest updated NHIF rates as per the latest communication from NHIF. NHIF is a parastatal of the Kenyan government that started back in 1966 under the then ministry of health. Later on, it would be transformed into a state owned corporation. NHIF works to provide affordable and reliable medical cover to subscribed kenyans. For the employed it is automatic, however, you can individually become a contributor if you are self employed.

How are NHIF rates calculated?



NHIF contributions are culculated based on the gross salary of the contributor. The lowest rate is 150 shillings and applies to contributors with a salary of up to 5,999 shillings.

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The self employed or workers in the informal sector who are contributors to NHIF are required to contribute 5,00 shillings per month.


The highest contributor pays up to 1,700 and thats for a salary of above 100,000 shillings. For these subscription, you also get ambulance services for emergencies and accidents. All you need is to reach red cross through their toll free number which is: 1199


NHIF Cover services – Outpatient

For the outpatient option, this is what NHIF offers contributors in case of illness.


  • Family planning
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Prescribed Laboratory Tests and Lab investigations
  • Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Prescribed ultrasound diagnosis and X-ray
  • Treatment, dressing, and diagnostic testing
  • Post-natal and ante-natal health care
  • Clinical counseling services
  • Health and wellness education
  • Post-natal and ante-natal health care
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Latest updated NHIF rates

This list contains the updated NHIF rates as of today. Check to confirm your applicable rate.


Gross salary from (SHILLINGS)Gross salary to (SHILLINGS)NHIF rates (SHILLINGS)
SELF EMPLOYEDN/A500
6,0007,999300
8,00011,999400
12,00014,999500
15,00019,999600
20,00024,999750
25,00029,999850
30,00034,999900
35,00039,000950
40,00044,9991,000
45,00049,0001,100
50,00059,9991,200
60,00069,9991,300
70,00079,9991,400
80,00089,9991,500
90,00099,9991,600
100,000AND BEYOND1,700
Latest updated NHIF rates

Latest update NHIF rates – Conclusion

These are the latest NHIF rates as per the official communication. In case you have any query or issue with NHIF, here are the official NHIF customer care contacts.



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