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Easy Guide: How To Renew NHIS

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Until recently, it was very difficult to renew your NHIS card in Ghana. But due to digitalization, the process looks quite easier.  In this practical guide, we have provided the step-by-step guide on how to renew NHIS card.

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is an initiative with the objective to secure the implementation of a national health insurance policy that ensures access to basic healthcare services for all residents.

For the purposes of achieving its object, the Authority performs the functions below:

  • Implement, operate and manage the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Determine, in consultation with the Minister, contributions that should be made by members of the National Health Insurance Scheme;
  • Register members of the National Health Insurance Scheme;
  • Register and supervise private health insurance schemes
  • Issue identity cards to members of the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Ensure equity in health care coverage
  • Ensure access by the poor to healthcare services
  • Ensure protection of the poor and vulnerable against the financial risk
  • Grant credentials to healthcare providers and facilities that provide healthcare services to members of the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Manage the National Health Insurance Fund, among others.

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) was established under the National Health Insurance Act 2003, Act 650, as a body corporate, with perpetual succession, an Official Seal, that may sue and be sued in its own name.

As a body corporate, the Authority in the performance of its functions may acquire and hold movable and immovable property and may enter into a contract or any other transaction.

A new law, Act 852 replaced ACT 650 in October 2012 to consolidate the NHIS, remove administrative bottlenecks, introduce transparency, reduce opportunities for corruption and gaming of the system, and make for more effective governance of the schemes.

One of the frustrating things about the National Health Insurance was the renewal. But to solve that, the National Health Insurance Scheme membership has introduced the mobile renewal service that allows members to renew their membership without much hassle.

NHIS Renewal Code 

The renewal code is *929#. Users who want to conveniently renew their cards can use the code and follow the instructions we have provided below.

NHIS Ghana Renewal Price 

Renewing your NHIS is expected to cost from GHS 30, depending on the months and years your card expired before you decided to renew.

The table below will give more information on how much it may cost you to renew your NHIS.

The category you belong to Price of renewal
People below 18 years GH₵ 6.00
People above 70 years GH₵ 6.00
Active SSNIT contributors GH₵ 6.00
All other adults (18 – 69 years) GH₵ 28.00

How do I know if my NHIS is active?

To know whether your NHIS is active or not, use the steps below;

  1. Dial *929# – All Networks
  2. Choose Option 1
  3. Select NHIS Card
  4. Enter Your Membership Number

How To Renew NHIS

The government of Ghana has successfully deployed the NHIS Mobile Renewal Service in all districts across the country. You can access it and renew your NHIS membership just by dialling *929# from any phone network.

The Mobile Renewal Service takes away the time-wasting periods and other inconveniences at NHIS District Offices when going for renewals.

How To Renew NHIS (Step-by-Step)

  1. Dial *929#
  2. Select Option 2
  3. Select NHIS Card
  4. Enter the 8 Digit Membership Number
  5. Press Send
  6. Follow the instruction for payment

Steps to check your NHIS Membership Validity

  1. Dial *929# – All Networks
  2. Choose Option 1
  3. Select NHIS Card
  4. Enter Your Membership Number

If you are uncertain of anything, kindly call the NHIS Call Centre on 054-444-6447 or 030-274-6447. You can also contact the office via the shortcode 6447 on the MTN and Vodafone networks.

Conclusion

We hope our guide on renewing your NHIS has been helpful.

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