Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the oldest and largest national referral and teaching hospital in Kenya. The hospital is located west of Upper Hill just a few kilometres from the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). The facility has 50 wards, 22 outpatient clinics and 24 theatres, 16 of which are specialized. The hospital also boasts of a total bed capacity of 1800 out of which 209 are for its Private Wing.

The private wing which is located on the 9th and 10th floors of the main building offers medical services for private patients and supports medical covers from other insurance companies (listed on the health insurance section of this page) other than NHIF.

The hospital also serves as the teaching facility for the University of Nairobi's College of Health Sciences. Within its complex are also to be found the Kenya Medical Training College, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the National Laboratory Service.

Hospital Level
Medical Services

Inpatient and Outpatient

Bed Capacity


Master Facility List (MFL) Code
13023 What is this?
NHIF Information
  • NHIF Accredited Hospital
  • NHIF Branch
  • NHIF Code
    8000058 (General Ward)
  • NHIF Code 2
    8000521 (Maternity Ward)
  • NHIF Code 3
    8000197 (Amenity / Private Wing)
Open 24h today
  • Monday

    Open 24h

  • Tuesday

    Open 24h

  • Wednesday

    Open 24h

  • Thursday

    Open 24h

  • Friday

    Open 24h

  • Saturday

    Open 24h

  • Sunday

    Open 24h

  • February 6, 2023 9:39 pm local time

Visting Hours
  • Afternoon
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Evening
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Visting Hours (Weekend)
  • Afternoon
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Evening
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Postal Address

P.O Box 20723-00202, Nairobi.

Email Address
Mobile Number

0709854000 / 0730643000



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  • Emmah
    December 20, 2022 at 11:34 am

    The prime care is good in terms of cleanliness etc…but I’m abit disappointed because some nurses are really not keen on patient complains

    my mum complained whole day and night about her operation wound bleeding…when I enquired from the nurses I was told they ordered for dressing stuff..whole of yesterday and night.nothing happened.

    it is only in the morning that the doc has said that the wound is sepsis…yet we are paying for prime care!!!!! This is just negligence.

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