Approved COVID-19 PCR Testing Laboratories
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE APPROVED COVID -19 PCR TESTING LABORATORIES IN NAIROBI AND THE WHOLE OF KENYA
This post will comprehensively cover where to get tested for covid 19 in Kenya. The list includes all the facilities that the government of Kenya has authorized through the ministry of health. You can now undergo a Covid Test in Nairobi and across the country. This list only comprises of PCR Approved Covid-19 testing centers.
Before we look at the facilities where covid tests are conducted in Nairobi and across Kenya, let us understand the importance of undertaking the covid tests.
According to the Department of health services USA testing helps in saving lives.
Testing individuals who have shown symptoms of covid such as trouble breathing, fever, sore throat, or loss of the sense of smell and taste helps reduce the spread of covid 19.
This is because an early positive test enables an individual to isolate and reduce community infection. Besides, by seeking early treatment, one increases the chances of reducing the disease’s severity and death.
Where To Get Tested for Covid 19: The List of PCR Approved Covid-19 Testing Centers:
|NAME OF FACILITY||REGION||TELEPHONE NUMBER||PHYSICAL LOCATION|
|1.||Aga Khan University Hospital||COVID TEST|
|0709 931700||Aga Khan University Hospital, 3rd Parklands Avenue, Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2.||AMPATH Plus-MTRH||ELDORET||+254 532-033-471||Eldoret Townemail@example.com|
|3.||AMREF Medical Center, Wilson Airport||COVID TEST|
|+254 20 699 4000||Opposite Wilson Airportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4.||Coptic Hospital (Ngong Road)||COVID TEST|
| 711 043 000|
|Ngong Road, Opposite China Centreemail@example.com|
|5.||CA Medlynks Kenya||COVID TEST|
|NOT PROVIDED||First FloorLandmark Plaza, Argwings|
Khodek Road, Opp, Nairobi Hospital,
|6.||Forces Memorial Hospital||COVID TEST|
|20 2727610||Along Mbagathi Way,||NOT PROVIDED|
|7.||Gertrude’s Gardens Children Hospital||NAIROBI||020 720 6000 |
|Main Hospital -34 MUTHAIGA RD, NAIROBI|
Click Here to select preferred Branch
|8.||ILRI Lab Nairobi||NAIROBI||+254-20 422 3000||Along Naivasha Road||ILRI-Kenya@cgiar.org|
|9.||IOM Kenya||NAIROBI|| +254 733 33021|
+ 254 709 889 000
|Sri Aurobindo Avenue, Off Mzima Spring Road. Lavington||NOT PROVIDED|
|10.||KEMRI CDC Nairobi||NAIROBI||+254 722205901||Off Mbagathi Road.||Director@kemri.org|
|11.||KEMRI P3 Nairobi||COVID TEST|
|+254 722205901||Off Mbagathi Road.||Director@kemri.org|
|12.||KEMRI Nairobi, HIV Lab||NAIROBI||+254 722205901||Off Mbagathi Road.||Director@kemri.org|
|13.||KEMRI VHF Lab Nairobi||NAIROBI||+254 722205901||Off Mbagathi Road.||Director@kemri.org|
|14.||KEMRI CDC Kisumu||KISUMU||+254 (20) 22923||Center for Global Health Research (CGHR)||Director@kemri.org|
|15.||KEMRI Kilifi||KILIFI||254 709 750||Center for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast||Director@kemri.org|
|16.||Kenyatta National Hospital||COVID TEST|
|020-2726300||Hospital Road Nairobifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17.||Kenyatta University Hospital||COVID TEST|
|+254 780 900519|
|Along Northern Bypass,|
Kahawa West, Nairobi
|18.||Lancet||COUNTRY WIDE||070306100||Head Office -Fifth Avenue Office – Opposite Traffice HQ|
Click here to book an appointment for testing in Nairobi.
|19.||Meditest Nairobi||COVID TEST|
|+254 734 205 430||Sclater’s House, Parklands Rd, Nairobi|
Click to book a Covid Test Nairobi appointment
|20.||Mediheal Hospital||IN SEVERAL TOWNS||+254 723578895||Head office -Mediheal Diagnostic Dialysis and Daycare Centre – Nairobi Upperhill,||email@example.com|
|21.||Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Embakasi||COVID TEST|
|0208022676||Kangundo Road Umoja 2 | Embakasi West Nairobi Kenyafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22.||Nairobi Hospital||COVID TEST|
|(+254) 703082000||Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya |
Click here to book a Covid 19 Test
|23.||Nairobi South Hospital||COVID TEST NAIROBI||+ 254(0) 20 601154||Muhoho Avenue, South C, Nairobi|
|24.||Nairobi West Hospital||COVID TEST|
|(+254) 730 600 000||Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenyaemail@example.com|
|25.||PATH CARE Lab Nairobi||COVID TEST NAIROBI||020-2430854|
|Regal Plaza Limuru Road|
Click here to book a Corona Virus Test appointment
|26.||Busia County Referral Hospital||BUSIA||0722 833313|
|Busia Municipality along Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org|
|27.||Coast Provincial General Hospital||MOMBASA||+254 722 207 868||Kisauni Road, Mombasaemail@example.com|
|28.||IOM@ICRHK Mombasa||MOMBASA||+ 254 733 33021 + 254 709 889 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|29.||Kitale County Referral Hospital||KITALE||054 31593||Located in Trans Nzoia county, Kiminini Constituency along Kapenguria email@example.com|
|30.||Machakos County Referral Hospital||MACHAKOS||044 2021685|
|31.||Mombasa Hospital||MOMBASA||0733333655 0722203755||Off Mama Ngina Drive, next to Treasury Square.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|32.||Malindi Sub-county Hospital||MALINDIemail@example.com|
|33.||Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital||ELDORET||722-201277|
|Nandi Road, Uasin Gishu Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|34||Wajir County Referral Hospital||WAJIR||0758 722008||located Wagberi ward in Wajir East constituency.|
|35.||Mandera KEMRI||MANDERA||+254 722205901||Mandera Town||Director@kemri.org|
|36.||National Public Health Laboratories – National HIV Reference Laboratory||NAIROBI||Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,||Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,|
P.O Box 20750 –00202,
|37.||National Public Health Laboratories – National Influenza center||COVID TEST|
|Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,||Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,|
P.O Box 20750 –00202,
|38.||NPHL Mobile Lab Naivasha||NAIVASHA||Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,|
P.O Box 20750 –0020
|39.||NPHL Mobile Lab Namanga||NAMANGA||Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,|
P.O Box 20750 –0020
|40.||Walter Reed Lab Kericho||KERICHO||0522030686/2030388||Kericho, Townemail@example.com|
|41.||Walter Reed Lab Kisumu||KISUMU||0733 792 651,|
0706 131 186
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What Is The Ministry Of Health Emergency Contact
The ministry of Health Toll-Free Text Number is 719
What Is The Cost for Covid Test In Nairobi ( Kenya)
The cost varies from one facility to the others.
It costs an average of kshs.1,000 in a government facility and as high as kshs.12,000 in a private facility to do a Covid 19 Test.
Note: The prices listed below are tentative
Karen Hospital – Kshs.12,500
Avenue Hospital – kshs.9,900
Nairobi Hospital – kshs.8,000
Aga Khan Hospital -kshs.7,500
Nairobi Women Hospital – kshs.7,500
Coptic Hospital – kshs.6,000
Nairobi West Hospital -Kshs.6,000
Mater Hospital kshs – kshs.6,000
Amref Medical Centre – Kshs.5,700
Kenyatta University Refferal Hospital – Kshs.3,000
GOK Facilities -Kshs.1,000
Has The Kenyan Government Approved a COVID-19 Vaccine For Use?
Through the Ministry of Health, the Kenyan government has received 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca and Oxford University developed the vaccine.
The AstraZeneca covid vaccine is the only approved covid vaccine by the ministry of health.
Who Are Being Vaccinated Now In Kenya
The Kenya government is now giving the vaccine to the health workers and essential staff, including security personnel and teachers
Is the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine safe?
Yes, the vaccine is safe.
You are better off getting the vaccine than getting COVID-19. Recent evidence shows that the risk is very minimal, and the blood clot risk has been exaggerated.
If I have had COVID-19, is it safe to get vaccinated?
Yes. Note that studies show that most of you will have some immunity for at least 6 months from the time you had COVID-19.
If I have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, or being elderly, is it safe?
Yes. Your risk of complications is much less from the vaccine than it is from getting COVID-19.
Can Insurance Pay for the test – Does Insurance cover covid?
Many insurance companies have endorsed the extension of Covid-19 coverage to their policy.
Through the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the government provided insurers with guidelines supporting those that may be affected.
Contact your medical insurer or broker to confirm if Covid-19 has been endorsed to your medical policy.
A quick review on the insurance covid coverage revealed the following.
1. Admissions for moderate to severe cases Must be pre-authorized within the COVID-19 treatment guidelines.
(All admissions and homecare services Must be pre-authorized within the COVID-19 treatment guidelines.)
2. admission is allowed at appointed and government-approved medical service providers
1.All expenses associated with COVID-19 testing are only covered if the member has documented COVID –19 symptoms.
The outpatient limit benefits range from kshs.10,000 – kshs.25,000.
2.Consultation and prescribed medication are covered within the outpatient cover limit
3.The consultation and prescribed medicine must be preauthorized at appointed and government-approved medical service providers.
4.Asymptomatic cases to be managed as per the home care management guidelines
Why You Need To Be Tested for Covid 19
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