Frequently Asked Questions


Where is AIC Kijabe Hospital Located?

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a non-profit hospital located in Kijabe, Kenya.  Kijabe is located within the Rift Valley escarpment, in a rural area located about 65 kilometres northwest of Nairobi (off the Naivasha-Nairobi highway).  Click here to view a map: http://kijabehospital.org/?page_id=166   Satellite clinics are at Marira, Naivasha, and Nairobi.

How do I contact AIC Kijabe?

Telephone Numbers:

0709-728-200 (General Enquiries)
0712-504-056 (General Enquiries)
0787-145-122 (On-Call Manager)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20, Kijabe 00220, Kenya

See this page to use the online contact form: http://kijabehospital.org/resources/contact-details

What are hours of operation?

Emergency & Delivery Services 24/7 at Kijabe

Outpatient Services at Kijabe and Naivasha 24/7

Outpatient Services at Marira and Nairobi weekdays 9-5

Maternal & Child Health at Kijabe weekdays 9-5

Birth Services 24/7

How much is the cost to see a consultant doctor?

General outpatient consultation fees are KES 430 for first-time and KES 380 for returning patients.  Express service is KES 2500.

Diagnostic tests such as labs and x-rays are additional charge.

How does a patient schedule surgery?

A patient should first visit the outpatient department.  The outpatient doctor will refer to surgery clinic for further evaluation and scheduling of procedures.

Surgical Services scheduled after consultation with a doctor in clinic

General Surgery clinic on Monday/Thursday

Pediatric Surgery clinic on Tuesday

Plastic Surgery clinic on Tuesday

Pediatric Neurosurgery clinic on Wednesday

Orthopedic Surgery clinic on Wednesday

Gynecology clinic on Friday

What surgical procedures are offered?

Pediatric Surgery

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The Bethany Kids pediatric surgery program at Kijabe Hospital provides pediatric surgical care for patients ranging in age from the newborn period up through adolescence.

The scope of conditions treated is broad and includes tumors, congenital conditions such as anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease, intestinal atresias, hypospadias, bladder exstrophy, cleft lip/palate, chest and lung anomalies, and undescended testes in addition to a host of other surgical conditions affecting children. We offer minimally invasive surgical options for many intraabdominal and intrathoracic conditions as well as intestinal and urinary endoscopy.

The team is comprised of consultants Dr. Hansen and Dr. Muma, working in conjunction with pediatric surgical trainees from all over Africa through the PAACS program.

General Surgery

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Kijabe Hospital offers a broad spectrum of General Surgical Services, including the following:

  • Hernia repair
  • Management of conditions of the thyroid gland
  • Management of problems of the urinary tract, including stone disease and difficulty in urination.
  • General abdominal surgery including emergency care
  • Management of cancer of the skin, abdominal organs, genitourinary tract, and head and neck
  • Leg circulation and leg wound management
  • Management of breast conditions, including cancer
  • Repair of aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and other vascular conditions
  • Multidisciplinary management of complex trauma

Kijabe surgeons are available on-site 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to evaluate and treat acute conditions, including trauma, abscess, abdominal pain and other emergency conditions.  The General Surgery Service performs approximately 2,500 surgeries per year, about a quarter of the hospital’s 10,000 operations per year.

Department head is Dr. Bird, Kijabe veteran of 17 years, and includes consultants Dr. Davis, Dr. Barasa, Dr. Berg, and multiple general surgery residents.

Orthopaedic Surgery

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AIC Kijabe Hospital operates one of the busiest orthopedic services in East Africa.  With patients referred from all over Kenya and many surrounding countries, Kijabe has become a major referral center for orthopedic problems. Patients seek care for severe injuries, birth defects, advanced arthritis, spine disorders, infections, and tumors.  The department includes three certified orthopedic consultants, orthopedic registrars, as well as specialized clinical officers and orthopedic nurses.  Several large clinics are held weekly to care for the patients.  Staffing is expanded through the regular rotation of visiting missionary surgeons from all over the globe.  The orthopedic department seeks to provide “Health Care to God’s Glory” while discipling the next generation of leaders in the field.

Department head is Dr. Muchiri, long-time Kijabe Orthopedic specialist.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

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The Bethany Kids pediatric neurosurgery service at Kijabe Hospital is the only pediatric neurosurgical center in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.  Treatable disorders include hydrocephalus, spina bifida, brain tumors, head injuries, spasticity and movement disorders, encephaloceles, tethered spinal cords and spinal cord injuries.  Department head is Dr. Okechi, who trained in Kijabe under Dr. Leland Albright.

Ear, Nose, Throat

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ENT offers treatment for problems due to birth defects, accident/injury, and cancers.  Common surgeries include foreign body removal, tonsillectomy, septoplasty.  Dr. Nolan, head of ENT department, completed a fellowship in facial-plastic surgery and serves at Kijabe as part of the Samaritan’s Purse post-residency program.

Plastics

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The plastic and reconstructive surgery department is led by Dr. Nthumba, who has served at Kijabe for 20 years.  Treatments include burn care and repair of scarring due to injury.

Ophthalmology

Special ophthalmology services offered at AIC Kijabe Hospital include:

• Screening of all eye problems
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Refraction services
• Provision of Spectacles
• Eye surgery including: Cataract surgery, Trachoma surgery, Corneal repair, Conjunctiva mass excision, AC washout, and all other anterior segment surgeries.
• Children are screened for congenital cataract, Retinoblastoma, Strabismus/squints, amongst other eye conditions.

How much are maternity services?

Normal delivery is KES 15000-20000 and NHIF covers KES 10,000.

C-Section is KES 50,000-60,000 and NHIF covers KES 30,000.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we many insurance schemes.  Kindly check with the business office to ensure that your insurance company is in good standing with the hospital.

Are patient bills paid for by the hospital?

Patient fees are charged to the individual patients and hospital bills require payment before discharge.  The hospital deliberately keeps its patient fees as low and affordable as possible.

AIC Kijabe Hospital exists to glorify God through compassionate healthcare, and to this end we are not a “fee for service” hospital.  Rather than covering costs, we heavily discount the services offered for many of our clients so that we can serve those with few resources.

Eligibility for discounted services may exist if you:

  • Have Financial need – the admissions department will assess whether you are eligible for discounted services on Wairegi, Salome, maternity or pediatrics wards. You will receive excellent medical care from a range of supervised trainees and rotating senior staff.
  • Have NHIF general funding or certain microinsurances – the admissions department will offer discounted admission on Wairegi, Salome, maternity or pediatrics wards. 
  • You may be ineligible for discounts to care provided if:

You may be ineligible for discounts to care provided if:

  • You have insurance in certain categories including employer managed insurance – in order to maintain operations at this hospital, we cannot offer discounts to all insured clients. These clients will be admitted to Barnett, Centennial, Pediatric J/K wards and Maternity Amenity wards.
    * Charges for these services allow the hospital to maintain its running costs, and may exceed what your insurance cover allows.  Similar to other user-pays systems, any difference in charges and what insurance reimburses must be covered out of pocket by the patient
  • If you wish to pay out of pocket, but want to choose which ward and doctor will be your provider, you will not receive discounted services and will be admitted as above, agreeing to cover all costs of your care.

What programs are offered by Kijabe College of Health Sciences?

KENYA REGISTERED CLINICAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY (KRCMS –Basic) 3 years Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

KENYA REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (KRCHN- Basic) 31/2 years Diploma in nursing.

KENYA REGISTERED NURSE ANAESTHESIA (KRNA (1 year and 6 months – inclusive of internship).

KENYA REGISTERED PERIOPEARTIVE NURSING (KRPON) Diploma in Peri-operative nursing: Course- 1 year- Diploma

How do I apply for enrollment at KCHS?

Admission requirements are:

KRCHN

C plain mean grade

C plain in English or Swahili

C plain in Biology

C- in Math, Physics,

or Chemistry

Clinical Medicine

C plain mean grade

C plain in English or Swahili

C plain in Biology

C- in Math or Physics

C- in Chemistry

Specialty programs (KRNA and KRPON) require a degree and at least two years clinical experience.

 

For Applications and/or other enquiries, please contact:

Kijabe College of Health Sciences

Box 20 – 00220 Kijabe, Kenya

Tel: +254 709 728 251

0789 338 062

Email: ksninfo.ksn@kijabe.net

Website: www.kijabehospital.org/kchs

How do I apply for a job at AIC Kijabe?

Please email your CV to mailto:recruit.kh@kijabe.net  For a current list of career opportunities, please click here: http://kijabehospital.org/resources/career-opportunities

How do I serve as a volunteer doctor?

We would love to have you come and join us on a short or long-term assignment.  Please mail the Medical Director at mailto:meddir.kh@kijabe.net  To view a list of our current volunteer needs, please click here: http://kijabehospital.org/?page_id=738

Where is AIC Kijabe Hospital located?

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a non-profit hospital located in Kijabe, Kenya.  Kijabe is located within the Rift Valley escarpment, in a rural area located about 65 kilometres northwest of Nairobi (off the Naivasha-Nairobi highway).  Click here to view a map: http://kijabehospital.org/?page_id=166   Satellite clinics are at Marira, Naivasha, and Nairobi.

How do I contact AIC Kijabe Hospital? 

Telephone Numbers:

0709-728-200 (General Enquiries)
0712-504-056 (General Enquiries)
0787-145-122 (On-Call Manager)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20, Kijabe 00220, Kenya

See this page to use the online contact form: http://kijabehospital.org/resources/contact-details

What are Kijabe Hospitals’ operating hours?  

Emergency & Delivery Services 24/7 at Kijabe

Outpatient Services at Kijabe and Naivasha 24/7

Outpatient Services at Marira and Nairobi weekdays 9-5

Maternal & Child Health at Kijabe weekdays 9-5

Birth Services 24/7

 

How much is it to see a consultant doctor? 

General outpatient consultation fees are KES 430 for first-time and KES 380 for returning patients.  Express service is KES 2500.

How does a patient schedule a surgery?

A patient should first visit the outpatient department.  The outpatient doctor will refer to surgery clinic for further evaluation and scheduling of procedures.

Surgical Services scheduled after consultation with a doctor in clinic

General Surgery clinic on Monday/Thursday

Pediatric Surgery clinic on Tuesday

Plastic Surgery clinic on Tuesday

Pediatric Neurosurgery clinic on Wednesday

Orthopedic Surgery clinic on Wednesday

Gynecology clinic on Friday

What surgical procedures are offered?  

A list is available here: http://kijabehospital.org/services-specialities/surgical-services  Please fill out the contact form to inquire if a procedure not listed is available.

How much do maternity services cost?  

Normal delivery is KES 15000-20000 and NHIF covers KES 10,000.

C-Section is KES 50,000-60,000 and NHIF covers KES 30,000.

Do you accept insurance?  

Yes, we many insurance schemes.  Kindly check with the business office to ensure that your insurance company is in good standing with the hospital.

Are patients’ bills paid for by the hospital?  

Patient fees are charged to the individual patients and hospital bills require payment before discharge.  The hospital deliberately keeps its patient fees as low and affordable as possible.

AIC Kijabe Hospital exists to glorify God through compassionate healthcare, and to this end we are not a “fee for service” hospital.  Rather than covering costs, we heavily discount the services offered for many of our clients so that we can serve those with few resources.

Eligibility for discounted services may exist if you:

  • Have Financial need – the admissions department will assess whether you are eligible for discounted services on Wairegi, Salome, maternity or pediatrics wards. You will receive excellent medical care from a range of supervised trainees and rotating senior staff.
  • Have NHIF general funding or certain microinsurances – the admissions department will offer discounted admission on Wairegi, Salome, maternity or pediatrics wards.
  • You may be ineligible for discounts to care provided if:

You may be ineligible for discounts to care provided if:

  • You have insurance in certain categories including employer managed insurance – in order to maintain operations at this hospital, we cannot offer discounts to all insured clients. These clients will be admitted to Barnett, Centennial, Pediatric J/K wards and Maternity Amenity wards.
    * Charges for these services allow the hospital to maintain its running costs, and may exceed what your insurance cover allows.  Similar to other user-pays systems, any difference in charges and what insurance reimburses must be covered out of pocket by the patient
  • If you wish to pay out of pocket, but want to choose which ward and doctor will be your provider, you will not receive discounted services and will be admitted as above, agreeing to cover all costs of your care.

 

What programs are offered at Kijabe College of Health Sciences?  

KENYA REGISTERED CLINICAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY (KRCMS –Basic) 3 years Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

KENYA REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (KRCHN- Basic) 31/2 years Diploma in nursing.

KENYA REGISTERED NURSE ANAESTHESIA (KRNA (1 year and 6 months – inclusive of internship).

KENYA REGISTERED PERIOPEARTIVE NURSING (KRPON) Diploma in Peri-operative nursing: Course- 1 year- Diploma

How do I apply for enrollment at KCHS?  

Admission requirements are:

KRCHN

C plain mean grade

C plain in English or Swahili

C plain in Biology

C- in Math, Physics,

or Chemistry

Clinical Medicine

C plain mean grade

C plain in English or Swahili

C plain in Biology

C- in Math or Physics

C- in Chemistry

Specialty programs (KRNA and KRPON) require a degree and at least two years clinical experience.

 

For Applications and/or other enquiries, please contact:

Kijabe College of Health Sciences

Box 20 – 00220 Kijabe, Kenya

Tel: +254 709 728 251

0789 338 062

Email: ksninfo.ksn@kijabe.net

Website: www.kijabehospital.org/kchs

 

How does one apply for employment at AIC Kijabe Hospital?

Please email your CV to mailto:recruit.kh@kijabe.net  For a current list of career opportunities, please click here: http://kijabehospital.org/resources/career-opportunities

How does one volunteer at Kijabe Hospital?

We would love to have you come and join us on a short or long-term assignment.  Please mail the Medical Director at mailto:meddir.kh@kijabe.net  To view a list of our current volunteer needs, please click here: http://kijabehospital.org/?page_id=738