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How to Obtain a Certificate of Good Health in Kenya

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Applying from Health facilities

Visit your nearest Government Health Facility http://kmhfl.health.go.ke/#/home in the County you are in to make the application for a medical certificate of good health.
Here you will be undergo a series of tests before being issued a certificate of good health in Kenya.
You are supposed to pay the prescribed fee of Ksh. 700 before the examinations.
The following tests are carried during the examinations.
(i). Eye test
(ii). Hearing test
(iii). Inspecting for a contagious bacterial/ viral infection in the blood and stool.
Once adequately convinced that the individual has a clean bill of health in Kenya, he is issued with the certificate of good health.

Applying from county council offices
Visit the County Council Offices or City Hall in Nairobi to obtain a medical certificate of good health.
Here you will be directed to the heath offices to undergo a series of tests before being issued a certificate of good health in Kenya.
You are supposed to pay the prescribed fee of Ksh. 700 before the examinations.
The following tests are carried during the examinations.
(i). Eye test
(ii). Hearing test
(iii). Inspecting for a contagious bacterial/ viral infection in the blood and stool .
Once adequately convinced that the individual has a clean bill of health in Kenya, he is issued with the certificate of good health.

Required Documents

Identification document (ID card, Pass port, Birth certificate )
Consent to medical examination.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Health,
Afya House, Cathedral Road,
P.O. Box:30016–00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +254-20-2717077
Email: ps@health.go.ke
Website: Ministry of Health

Eligibility

Everyone is eligible to get a certificate of good health.

Fees

The fee ranges from Ksh. 700 to Ksh. 1000 depending on the health facility.

Validity

6 months

Documents to Use

Application documents are provided at the heath facilities.

Processing Time

One day.

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Instructions

Visit government approved hospitals to get this service. Here is a link to Kenya Health Facilities List
The Nairobi City Council issues the most preferred medical certificate by most Kenyan employees.

Required Information

Full names
Name of the applicant
Gender
Date of Birth
Address
Nationality
Date of Examination
Previous medical history

Need for the Document

A Certificate of Good Health is a statement from a physician or other health care provider that attests to the result of a medical examination of a person.
It serves as documentation that a person is fit or evidence of no health condition.
A certificate of good medical standing in Kenya is deemed necessary to ensure one will not pose any health risks to others in their line of service.

Information which might help

Doctors are the ones that write certificate of good health at the request of patients.
Indiviusals seek for such letters for various reasons. Among the main reasons why patients request such letters are for example paperwork to obtain a drivers license, for reasons of travel, this could also be a prerequisite to entering a new job, requirements for their wedding, custody of minors, among many others.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

You might be required to have a Physical Exam (check-up) or to present a 'Certificate of Good Health' when applying for a visa.

External Links

Public Health Act https://infotradekenya.go.ke/media/PublicHealthActCap242.pdf

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