Where To Get Tested for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

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Where To Get Tested for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service, director of health service Ouma Oluga, released a list of hospitals and health facilities in the metropolis where the COVID-19 vaccination is offered free of charge.

1}. Starehe sub-county

In Starehe, vaccination is being carried out at:

  • Ngara Health Centre
  • Guru Nanak Hospital
  • Remand Health Centre
  • Mater Hospital
  • Mathare Teaching & Referral Hospital

2}. Kasarani

Residents can get the services at:

  • Ruai Family Hospital
  • St Francis Hospital
  • Dandora Health Centre

3}. Lang’ata

  • Nairobi South Hospital
  • Nairobi West Hospital
  • St Mary’s Mission Hospital
  • Lan’gata Health Centre
  • Karen Hospital
  • Kenyatta National Hospital
  • Kibera DO Health Centre
  • Mbagathi Hospital

4}. Makadara

  • Jamaa Hospital
  • Metropolitan Hospital
  • Makadara Health Centre

5}. West lands

  • MP Shah Hospital
  • Westlands Health Centre
  • Aga Khan Hospital
  • Avenue Nursing Home
  • Mediheal Hospital
  • Getrudes Main Hospital

6}. Dagoretti

  • Nairobi Women’s
  • Hospital Hurlingham
  • Mutuni Hospital
  • Coptic Hospital
  • Riruta Health Centre
  • Better Living Hospital
  • Melchizedek Hospital
  • Nairobi Hospital
  • University of Nairobi

7}. Kamukunji

  • Pumwani Maternity Hospital

8}. Ruaraka

  • Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital
  • Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Mathare North Health Centre
  • Kahawa West Health Centre

9}. Embakasi West

  • Umoja 1 Health Centre
  • Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital

10}. Embakasi East

  • Embakasi Health Centre

For those who require Astrazeneca 1st and 2nd Covid-19 vaccine, visit the following outlets:

1. KNH hospital helipad grounds(behind the Accident &Emergency Department)
2. Mbagathi Hospital.
3. Lions Eye Care Hospital in Loresho.
4. UoN Clinic (adjacent to Dag Hammarskjold Hall, Lower State House Road).

Hospitals offering tests and vaccines:

1. Agha Khan University Hospital

The Agha Khan University hospital is offering COVID-19 tests. They have not disclosed their rates, but here are contact details in case you or your organization needs to have COVID-19 tests done.

Maureen Oyuga: maureen.oyuga@aku.edu

Johna Muchiri: johna.muchiri@aku.edu

Telephone: +254 (0) 711092411

As for the vaccine, the hospital is an appointed vaccination centre by the Ministry of health. All priority groups such as health workers, teachers and other eligible groups as per the Ministry’s guidelines can get the vaccine for free.

2. M.P Shah Hospital

M.P Shah hospital is offering vaccination to priority groups only. If you fall into this group, book an appointment with MP Shah and carry your identification and valid proof of employment. As for COVID-19 tests, the hospital is offering them on an appointment basis.

Click here to view the COVID-19 test booking procedure and here to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

3. Nairobi Hospital

Nairobi Hospital offers individual family and corporate COVID-19 tests options. You can pay via Mpesa, and the appointment details will be sent to your email. To book a COVID-19 test, click here.

4. Nairobi Women’s Hospital

Nairobi Women’s Hospital turned its 34-bed Ongata Rongai facility into a COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre. It’s available for people wishing to self-quarantine, and those that may be infected with an option of paying through cash or insurance.

For vaccinations, it’s advisable to visit the nearest branch and ask for their COVID-19 vaccination provisions.


Outside Nairobi county, here is a list of other hospitals in various counties and sub-counties where you can get your vaccination.  If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms and cannot get tested,  here’s how to manage mild COVID-19 symptoms and what to do should the symptoms escalate. Call the hospital and ask if they’re still administering vaccines as some hospitals such as Agha Khan are depleted and will announce when they restart the program.