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Kenya - Obtain a Certificate of Good Health

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Procedure


Applying from Health facilities

  1. Visit your nearest Government Health Facility in the County you are in to make the application for a medical certificate of good health.
  2. Here you will be undergo a series of tests before being issued a certificate of good health in Kenya.
  3. You are supposed to pay the prescribed fee of Ksh. 700 before the examinations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. Visit the County Council Offices or City Hall in Nairobi to obtain a medical certificate of good health.
  2. 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.
  3. You are supposed to pay the prescribed fee of Ksh. 700 before the examinations.
  4. 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 .
  5. Once adequately convinced that the individual has a clean bill of health in Kenya, he is issued with the certificate of good health.

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Required Documents


  1. Identification document (ID card, Pass port, Birth certificate )
  2. 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: [email protected]
Website: Ministry of Health

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Eligibility


  • Everyone is eligible to get a certificate of good health.

Fees


  • The fee ranges from Ksh. 100 to Ksh. 200 depending on the health facility.

Validity


  • 6 months

Documents to Use


  • Application documents are provided at the heath facilities.

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Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

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


  1. Full names
  2. Name of the applicant
  3. Gender
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Address
  6. Nationality
  7. Date of Examination
  8. Previous medical history


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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.

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Others


  • This certificate states that you are in good health without any disease. Some countries also require that the certificate should be translated into the language of that country.