May 25, 2022

2022:Where to Get Tested For Covid 19 In Kenya – Location and Contact Details – Covid -19 Testing

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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 FACILITYREGIONTELEPHONE NUMBERPHYSICAL LOCATIONEMAIL
1.Aga Khan University HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
0709 931700Aga Khan University Hospital, 3rd Parklands Avenue, Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya.akuh.nairobi@aku.edu
2.AMPATH Plus-MTRH ELDORET+254 532-033-471Eldoret Towninfo@ampathkenya.org
3.AMREF Medical Center, Wilson AirportCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
+254 20 699 4000Opposite Wilson Airportinfo.kenya@amref.org
4.Coptic Hospital (Ngong Road)COVID TEST
NAIROBI
711 043 000
732341241
Ngong Road, Opposite China Centre info@coptichospitals.org
5.CA Medlynks KenyaCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
NOT PROVIDEDFirst FloorLandmark Plaza, Argwings
Khodek Road, Opp, Nairobi Hospital, 
NOT PROVIDED
6.Forces Memorial HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
20 2727610Along Mbagathi Way,NOT PROVIDED
7.Gertrude’s Gardens Children HospitalNAIROBI020 720 6000 
0730645000
Main Hospital -34 MUTHAIGA RD, NAIROBI
Click Here to select preferred Branch
INFO@GERTIES.ORG
8.ILRI Lab NairobiNAIROBI+254-20 422 3000Along Naivasha RoadILRI-Kenya@cgiar.org
9.IOM KenyaNAIROBI +254 733 33021
 + 254 709 889 000
Sri Aurobindo Avenue, Off Mzima Spring Road. LavingtonNOT PROVIDED
10.KEMRI CDC NairobiNAIROBI+254 722205901Off Mbagathi Road.Director@kemri.org
11.KEMRI P3 NairobiCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
+254 722205901Off Mbagathi Road.Director@kemri.org
12.KEMRI Nairobi, HIV LabNAIROBI+254 722205901Off Mbagathi Road.Director@kemri.org
13.KEMRI VHF Lab NairobiNAIROBI+254 722205901Off Mbagathi Road.Director@kemri.org
14.KEMRI CDC KisumuKISUMU+254 (20) 22923Center for Global Health Research (CGHR)Director@kemri.org
15.KEMRI KilifiKILIFI254 709 750Center for Geographic Medicine Research, CoastDirector@kemri.org
16.Kenyatta National HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
 020-2726300Hospital Road Nairobi knhadmin@knh.or.ke
17.Kenyatta University HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
+254 780 900519
0794 589824
Along Northern Bypass,
Kahawa West, Nairobi
info@kutrrh.go.ke
18.Lancet COUNTRY WIDE070306100Head Office -Fifth Avenue Office – Opposite Traffice HQ
Click here to book an appointment for testing in Nairobi.
info@lancet.co.ke
19.Meditest NairobiCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
+254 734 205 430Sclater’s House, Parklands Rd, Nairobi
Click to book a Covid Test Nairobi appointment
info@meditestdiagnostic.com
20.Mediheal HospitalIN SEVERAL TOWNS+254 723578895Head office -Mediheal Diagnostic Dialysis and Daycare Centre – Nairobi Upperhill, info@medihealgroup.com
21.Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital EmbakasiCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
0208022676Kangundo Road Umoja 2 | Embakasi West Nairobi Kenyainfo@mamalucykibakihospital.or.ke
22.Nairobi HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
(+254) 703082000
Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya 
Click here to book a Covid 19 Test

hosp@nbihosp.org
23.Nairobi South HospitalCOVID TEST NAIROBI+ 254(0) 20 601154Muhoho Avenue, South C, Nairobi
info@nairobisouthhospital.org
24.Nairobi West HospitalCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
(+254) 730 600 000Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenyaenquiry@nairobiwesthospital.com
25.PATH CARE Lab NairobiCOVID TEST NAIROBI020-2430854
0722203074
Regal Plaza Limuru Road
Click here to book a Corona Virus Test appointment
inquiries@pathcarekenya.com
26.Busia  County Referral HospitalBUSIA0722 833313
0758 721992
Busia Municipality along Hospital roadbusiahospital@gmail.com
27.Coast Provincial General HospitalMOMBASA+254 722 207 868Kisauni Road, Mombasainfo@cpgh.go.ke
chiefadmin@cpgh.go.ke
28.IOM@ICRHK MombasaMOMBASA+ 254 733 33021 + 254 709 889 000mbinharun@iom.int
mnjenga@iom.int
29.Kitale  County Referral HospitalKITALE054 31593Located in Trans Nzoia county, Kiminini Constituency along Kapenguria road.medsupkitale@yahoo.com
30.Machakos  County Referral HospitalMACHAKOS044 2021685
0758 722017
info@machakoshospital.org
31.Mombasa HospitalMOMBASA 0733333655 0722203755Off Mama Ngina Drive, next to Treasury Square.info@mombasahospital.com
32.Malindi Sub-county HospitalMALINDI+254702744917malindimedicalsuperintendet@gmail.com
33.Moi Teaching and Referral HospitalELDORET722-201277
734-600461
Nandi Road, Uasin Gishu Countyceo@mtrh.go.ke
directorsofficemtrh@gmail.com
34Wajir County Referral HospitalWAJIR0758 722008located Wagberi ward in Wajir East constituency.
35.Mandera KEMRIMANDERA+254 722205901 Mandera TownDirector@kemri.org
36.National Public Health Laboratories – National HIV Reference LaboratoryNAIROBIKenyatta National Hospital Grounds,Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,
Hospital Road
P.O Box 20750 –00202,
37.National Public Health Laboratories – National Influenza centerCOVID TEST
NAIROBI
Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds,
Hospital Road
P.O Box 20750 –00202,
38.NPHL Mobile Lab NaivashaNAIVASHAKenyatta National Hospital Grounds,
Hospital Road
P.O Box 20750 –0020
39.NPHL Mobile Lab NamangaNAMANGAKenyatta National Hospital Grounds,
Hospital Road
P.O Box 20750 –0020
40.Walter Reed Lab KerichoKERICHO0522030686/2030388Kericho, Towninfo@usamru-k.org
41.Walter Reed Lab KisumuKISUMU0733 792 651,
0706 131 186
Kisumu-Kondeleinfo@usamru-k.org
THE LIST OF FACILITIES AUTHORISED BY THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT TO CONDUCT PCR COVID -19 TESTING

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What Is The Ministry Of Health Emergency Contact

0729 471140
0732 353535

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?

Kenyan Approved Vaccine

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.
Inpatient Coverage
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
Out-Patient Coverage
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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