No, the baby can be treated using the mother’s NHIS membership card until the child is three months old. However, your child should be registered by the time he/she is three months old.
Yes. You must pay your premium and processing fee if applicable annually.
Renewal of membership is instant, and you can access health care immediately. However, if membership expires for more than Ninety (90) days the member serves a one-month waiting period before he/she can access health care on the NHIS
Yes, the following members are exempted from the waiting period. Above 70 yearsPregnant WomenChildren under 5 years
Yes, you can use the NHIA USSD (*929#) or “MyNHIS” app digital platform if you are a fee-paying member. Check page 73 for how you can renew using the digital platforms. You may contact the NHIS Call Center for assistance.
Most surgeries are covered under the NHIS. Where you are not sure, please contact the NHIS customer service desk, the NHIS Call Centre or the District office.
No. VIP ward accommodation is in the Exclusions List (See Section 3 of this handbook).
The NHIS does not cover treatment abroad (See Section 3 of this handbook).
A new member serves a waiting period of one month before accessing healthcare under the Scheme. However, pregnant women, persons above 70 years and children under five years do not serve any waiting period.
Contact the nearest District office with your Ghana card (if any) for a replacement of your card. You will be required to fill a replacement form and pay the requisite processing fee, if applicable.
Kindly visit the National Identification Authority (NIA) office for a replacement of the Card. However, the linkage to the Ghana Card is still valid.
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