NHIS- How to Save Your Life in Nigeria

Statistics have shown that more than 70% of death recorded in Nigeria is a result of a lack of money from the patients not a lack of medical facilities as insinuated by many.

benefits of NHIS

Therefore, If you are like me that don’t believe that anything works in Nigeria, please take your time to read this article to the end because finally, something has worked for me.

What you are about to read is on NHIS (National Health Insurance Scheme), which is a sure way you can save your life today in Nigeria.

I am forced to write this article for Nigerians because I paid dearly for lack of knowledge and ignorance of the benefits of NHIS. Therefore, I don’t want you to experience what I passed through.

All I know is that if you read and follow what I have in this post, you will definitely save your life by having almost free medical treatment in any hospital of your choice in Nigeria.

So, What Exactly is NHIS?

This is a social health insurance scheme designed by the federal government of Nigeria to provide very cheap and cost-effective medication to all at all times. In fact, it is an almost free medication for any Nigerian that key into the program today.

Good News

Before now, the National health insurance scheme NHIS was just meant for federal civil servants, but the good news is that it is now open to all Nigerians. So, whether you are a civil servant or not, you are entitled to almost free medication from the hospital of your choice in Nigeria.

As I earlier stated, I will like to tell you my bitter experience and how I have helped a family out of my experience. I am doing this so that you can also enjoy the benefits of HNIS starting from today

My Story Proper

I spent over N200, 000 for safe child delivery in the federal medical center Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Please take note, it wasn’t through an operation, my wife was able to push successfully with the help of God.

The question you may be asking is why such a huge amount of money even after it was a safe delivery?

The baby weighed 4.2 Kg and that was my wife’s first delivery, so that attracted serious medical attention. So, I was asked to conduct a series upon series of medical test on the baby and on the mother.

To cut the long story short, the whole process took 2 weeks and cost me over N200, 000 Naira.

While I go round the hospital sections doing the medical test, one question just keeps coming up always. And the question was, are you on NHIS?

Is my wife registered under the National health insurance scheme?

What that means is that, if I had registered my wife, all I would have paid for the whole service will be just N2000, which is 10% of the total sum of the drugs they gave my wife.

You read it right. Instead of spending over N200, 000, I would have paid just N2000 for the whole thing.

In other words, I would have saved N200, 000 if not for my lack of knowledge of the national health insurance scheme and its benefits. It was a lesson I learned in a hard way.

A Happy Moment

It was a happy moment for a couple that came to my house to greet me for the newborn baby. The wife of my visitor was pregnant, so we got talking.

At a point I asked him, has he registered his wife under the National health insurance scheme NHIS? His reply was, I thought it is only for civil servants.

It was then I told him, please once you leave my house go to their office and register your wife. The benefits of NHIS are now open to everybody in Nigeria.  He did exactly as I said. Then after 4 months, he called me thanking me as if I was his God.

I was even confused with the level of appreciation. I asked what happened. It was then he told me that he has enjoyed the benefits of NHIS.

His wife put to birth through operations and after the whole thing in the hospital, he was billed just N2, 650 (Two thousand six hundred and fifty Naira only). In addition, he has 21 days of bed rest in any hospital of his choice.

It will interest you to know that the National health insurance scheme registration of his wife covered that of the baby from day 1 to 3 months after birth.

Do you see why I said it is an almost free medication for all Nigerian?

Please take note; the National health insurance scheme coverage is not only for pregnant women. Rather it is designed for every Nigerian against most types of sicknesses we face in Nigeria.

How to Register for National Health Insurance Scheme

To enjoy the benefits of NHIS, you’ve to walk to their office and pay N15, 000 only. The office addresses are found below.

The N15, 000 covers all the medical expenses you may incur for 1 full year. After which you can renew it

Where to Register NHIS

To register with the National health insurance scheme you have to visit their office in your area. They have offices in almost all states in Nigeria. Also, they have zonal offices in the 6 geo-political zones of the country.

Zonal Offices/State Offices AddressesContact Persons
Lagos Zonal Office
Lagos Zonal Office443, Herbert Marculay Str, Yaba, Lagos 08039753274
Ikeja112 Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos 08023151446
LekkiPlot 7C, Awudu Ekpekha,Off Admiralty Way,Lagos 08028080211
Yaba443, Herbert Macaulay street, Yaba Lagos state 08026264895
08028080201
South West Zonal Office
Zonal Office, OyoNumber 12 Block 2, Oke-Ibadan Drive
Off Federal Secretariat, Agodi GRA, Ibadan
08035880575
EkitiNo.41, Bisi Egbeyemi Cresent, G.R.A Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State 08067736944
OgunGround Floor, Seriki Fadare Plaza, Beside Nigeria Immigration Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State 08094599805
OndoNo.12, Aule Road, Akure, Ondo State 08030752002
OsunOgo Oluwa Villa, Ede Road, Opposite, NITEL Hqtrs, Okefia, Osogbo. 08032767681
Oyo State OfficeNo 10, Osanaiye Crescent, Off Parliament Road, Agodi Ibadan, Oyo State. 08055979901
07061137982

South-South Zonal Office
Zonal Office, Edo14, Omo-Osagie Street, Opposite Golf course, Benin City, Edo State 08037879170
Akwa IbomNo.5, Utang Street, Governor's Office road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State 09029691474
BayelsaNo. 66, INEC Road, Kpanshia, Yenegua, Bayelsa State. 08097545111
Cross RiverNo. 289d, Effanaga Mkpa Lane, Off Duke Town Drive, by Cytaro Hotel, State Housing Estate, Calabar, Cross River State 08053291401
DeltaNo.6A, Paul Ojei Street, Off NTA Road, Asaba, Delta State 08037876434
Edo98, Sapele Road, Beside St Gabriel The Arch Angel Catholic Church, Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo State. 0813248064
RiversNo. 4, David Nna Estate, Off 1st Artillery Junction, Port-Harcourt, 08035931244
South East Zonal Office
Zonal Office, EnuguNo. 2, Princess Stella Ngwu Drive, Coal City Garden Estate, Enugu State 08037444908
Enugu State officeThe same with the zonal office with different contact person 08034521348
AbiaNo. 5, Adelagu street, off Azikiwe road, Umuahia. 08036261968
AnambraNo. 37, Zik Avenue, Old CBN building, Awka, Anambra State. 08037444908
EboyiNo. 3, Udude Street Off Ezza, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. 08061172310
ImoNo.21, Area B, Opposite Sun City Hotel, Owerri, Imo State 08060880649
North Central Zone A
Kwara Zonal OfficeKwara State Ministry of Health premises, Fate Ilorin, Kwara State. 07031616613
KogiNo 2, Marine Road, Opposite Post Office, before INEC, Lokoja. 08035985042
Kwara State OfficeSame as the zonal office address 08033609128
NigerPlot 6066, Eastern by-pass, beside General M.I. Wushishi Estate, Minna. 08061671258
North Central Zone B
FCT Zonal OfficeNo 6, Al'fyyum street, off Abidjan street, wuse zone 3, Abuja 08029307077
FCTNo. 13, Miserata Street, Off Parakuo Crescent, Wuse II, abuja 08036469663
NasarawaPlot BP 873, Baba Ajuji house, opposite UBA bank, Lafia/Jos, express way, Lafia, Nasarawa State. 08033296270
PlateauNo. 4, Wamba Road, Tudun Wada, G.R.A., Jos. 08037138424
BenueJonah Jang Road, Hudco Quarters, High Level, Markurdi, Benue State. 08035358376
North West A
Zonal Office KadunaNo. 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, GRA, Opp. Total Filling Station, Abakpa, Kaduna 08096448222
KebbiGesse phase 2, Birnin Kebbi town, Kebbi State. 08036011707
SokotoPlot 1721, Mabera, Sokoto town, Sokoto State. 08034535620
ZamfaraBehind Government House, Gusau, Gusau town. 08036397751
KadunaSame address with the zonal office 08036011707
North West B
Zonal Office, KanoNo. 2, Tanandu Close, Nasawa G.R.A. Kano, Kano State 08038184582
JigawaOlayinka Sule,Plot 196A, Government house road, Dutse. 08030967401
KatsinaNational Agricultural Insurance Commission (NAIC) Building, along Hassan Usman way, Katsin 08036364900
08055727421
KanoSame as Zonal office with different contact 08067138253
North East
Zonal Office, MaiduguriNo. 13, Danboa Rd., Opp. Hospital Management Board, Maiduguri 08036145200
AdamawaNo. 6, Ahmadu Bello Way, Jimeta-Yola. 08036096824
BauchiNo. 20, Airport Road G.R.A. Bauchi, Bauchi State. 08023222661
GonbeOff Deputy Governors' office along Bauchi Road Adjacent Gombe investment House, New GRA Gombenhisgombe@yahoo.com
elmusaali@gmail.com

TarabaNo. 39, Donga Road, Jalingo.08036733068
YobeNo.2, Sabon Pegi, Opposite Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu 08096532232
08060237331

MaiduguriThe same address as the zonal office with different contact 08034810458

Source: https://nhis.gov.ng/zonal-state-offices/

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