As is the case throughout the country, the standard of healthcare in Nairobi varies considerably depending on the type of treatment needed and the type of hospital one can afford. Healthcare in Kenya offers both public and private facilities, and expats generally opt for the latter.

There are plenty of private hospitals, medical centres and individual practices in and around Nairobi. The major challenge for expats will be to decide where to seek treatment. Expats moving to Nairobi will need to consider convenience and which facility best aligns with their priorities and health needs.

Pharmacies are easy to find in Nairobi. Most major hospitals have pharmacies attached to them, which are open 24/7. There are also privately run pharmacies that can easily be located in shopping malls as well as on major streets in Nairobi.

Below is a list of some of the city's most prominent hospitals.


Hospitals in Nairobi

Aga Khan University Hospital

Website: www.hospitals.aku.edu/nairobi
Address: 3rd Parklands Avenue, Limuru Road, Nairobi

Bristol Park Hospital

Website: www.bristolpark.or.ke
Address: Behind Tassia School, Outer Ring Road, Fedha Estate, Nairobi

Care Hospital Ltd

Website: www.carehospitalnairobi.business.site
Address: Muinami Street, Opposite Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Nairobi

Gertrude's Children's Hospital

Website: www.gerties.org
Address: 34 Muthaiga Rd, Nairobi

Kenyatta National Hospital

Website: knh.or.ke
Address: Hospital Rd, Nairobi

M.P. Shah Hospital

Website: mpshahhosp.org
Address: Shivachi Road in Parklands area, Nairobi

The Nairobi Hospital

Website: thenairobihosp.org
Address: Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi

Zeynep Vural. Our Expat Expert

I have relocated to Kenya in 2012 with my husband and two kids. Enjoying the beautiful weather and laid back lifestyle here in Kenya.  After working for big corporations, decided to become a life coach and started my practice recently. I am also a blogger, who loves to write and read. 

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