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.