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WHAT IS NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS)?2020-07-04T15:37:52+00:00

National Health Insurance Scheme is a body corporate established under Act 35 of 1999, as a social intervention program to provide financial access to quality, affordable and accessible health care.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM NHIS2019-08-07T22:11:23+00:00

Everybody, including foreigners resident in Nigeria, as the Scheme has different programmes tailored to meet various needs and categories of persons. Such programmes include: Formal Sector (Public sector, organized private sector, armed forces, police and and other uniformed services, Vital contributors scheme), Informal Sector (TISHIP, CBSHIP) and Vulnerable Group Sector (Pregnant women, children under five, prison inmates, retirees, the Aged)

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE TREATMENT I CAN RECEIVE UNDER ALL NHIS PROGRAMME?2019-08-07T22:12:09+00:00

There is no limit as long as it is within the provision of the benefit package of the Scheme.

WHAT DO I DO IF PRESCRIBED DRUGS ARE OUT OF STOCK?2019-08-07T22:13:04+00:00

It is the responsibility of the clinic to make all prescribed drugs available. However when necessary, the prescription may be changed to a close substitute.

IS HIV/AIDS COVERED UNDER THE PROGRAMME2019-08-07T22:14:17+00:00

No. However, associated opportunist illness/diseases like diarrhea, tuberculosis, etc. are included in the benefit package. Also the National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) is handling supply of anti-retroviral drugs.

How many members of my family are covered by my contribution?2019-08-07T22:16:43+00:00

Contributor, spouse and four biological children under 18 years of age.

ANY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTRIBUTORS HAVING MORE THAN ONE WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN?2019-08-07T22:19:00+00:00

Any member of the family outside the allowable six can be registered as-extra dependant

CAN MY CHILD ABOVE 18 YEARS BENEFIT FROM MY CONTRIBUTION2019-08-07T22:19:54+00:00

No. However, students in tertiary institutions are covered under TISHIP, and others not in higher institutions can be covered as extra-dependants or Vital Contributors.

IS NHIS MY HMO2019-08-07T22:21:00+00:00

No. HMOs are Health Maintenance Organizations contracted by the NHIS as moderators or interface between beneficiaries and Health Care Providers (hospitals) to ensure that the consumers of healthcare services who make contributions to the healthcare industry, get value for their contributions in line with set standards of the Scheme.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY NAME IS NOT IN MY HOSPITAL OF CHOICE?2019-08-07T22:21:59+00:00

While still at the hospital, contact your HMO and they would have the hospital attend to you in so far as you are registered in the NHIS

HOW DO I CHANGE MY PROVIDER.2019-08-07T22:24:11+00:00

Your HMO will issue you a form to fill our with your passport.

WHAT IS TISHIP?2019-06-02T22:51:01+00:00

TISHIP stands for Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme. It is designed for students in tertiary institutions.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE TISHIP PROGRAMME?2019-08-07T22:27:12+00:00

Only students of tertiary institutions.

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENT OR PAYMENT FOR ADDING MORE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY.2019-08-07T22:25:41+00:00

Yes. N500 is required for adding each one dependant payable through FG remita