How to Check NHIF Balance via SMS (4 Steps)

Today I  will show you how to check NHIF status in 2020. Have you been contributing to NHIF and would like to know the status of your account? We will show you how to check NHIF Balance from your phone quickly.

NHIF has made the life of many Kenyans better by providing a universal medial cover for working Kenyans. Whether you are on Payroll or self-employed, you can contribute to NHIF monthly for you to be able to enjoy the services.

For a long time, for you to check the status of your NHIF contribution, you had to visit one of the offices and wait in the long lines just to get served

But thanks to Technology, these days, it is easier for you to check your NHIF Contribution status via SMS on your phone.

How do I check my NHIF balance?

You can check your account status using your phone. Follow these steps to get your NHIF account status on your mobile phone:

  1. Open your phone messaging application and compose a new SMS message
  2. Type the letters “ID,” space, then your National ID number (or passport number if applicable) for example ID 12345678
  3. Send the message to 21101
  4. SMS charge service is Ksh 10 above standard rates.

Once you do that, you will receive an SMS with the balance for your NHIF Contribution. Please make sure to check our article on NHIF Rates Here.

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37 thoughts on “How to Check NHIF Balance via SMS (4 Steps)”

  1. have not found my card in kisumu from july 31 dont no what to do and i want to check in my balance…..heeelp pliiiis

  2. I want to undergo treatment in Israel, will Nhif cover expenses, I’ve been struggling with a fracture of tibia and fibula for 6 yrs.

  3. NHIF should come up with ways of dealing with emergencies payments. All hospitals are now waiting for 2 days for NHIF authorization. In case of emergencies ie. scans etc. people are making payments hence as a contributor, it’s not making sense. If you can’t trust the hospitals, please come up with better methods so that members can benefit. You can introduce smart cards like insurance companies. Prior authorization from NHIF, is causing inconveniences to members. Otherwise, why make monthly payments to NHIF, and yet we can’t use the card when we are in urgent need?

  4. I have paid my January and February penalties of kshs 500 including 1000 and nothing is showing up?what might be the problem?

  5. When I send my ID number to 21101, I do not get any reply whatsoever. Even when I have airtime in my phone to subscribe the charged no respond from you. What might be the problem? And I contribute my NHIF every month.

  6. When I send my ID number to 21101, I do not get any reply whatsoever. Even when I have airtime in my phone to subscribe the charges no respond from NHIF. What might be the problem? And I contribute my NHIF every month.

  7. This number gives name of Micah born 2004 and yet it cost you ten shillings per SMS.this is part of corruption. Have sent 3 times with same reply

  8. Your statements are just shallow.
    You only give what most of us already have and the charges apply even before your done.
    All we need is a full statement on CONTRIBUTION,DEDUCTIONS AND MORE OF THE BALANCES.

  9. Guys the request was my balance on what contributions i do monthly not the status where i will get the number of dependents. Give us the correct information instead.

  10. Morning, your platform 21101 is not active.Its giving invalid response Please share the other procedure which is currently active.

  11. Comment:why don’t send the statement through individual email,,,????? coz this message does not give what we need,,

  12. For those who want to know the status of their monthly contributions through 21101 once the SMS is typed to be always we have a small box remember to click inside the box without that you will wait for a reply until the second coming of Jesus


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