How to Register for NHIS in Nigeria – Update July 2020

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In this article, i would be outlining, how to register for NHIS in Nigeria to help, when medical problems come up unannounced, as we’re barely ready therefore, to dodge the skyrocketing expenses.

A health insurance scheme keeps one from failing from the costly bills one may almost certainly acquire as it serves as a good back up plan.

In Nigeria, an available insurance scheme of sorts is the National Health Insurance Scheme established by the federal Government of Nigeria under the NHIS Act (2004) is aimed to provide easy access to healthcare for all Nigerians.¹

The NHIS is to provide social health insurance in Nigeria, where health care services of contributors are paid from the common pool of funds contributed by the participants of the scheme.

Its aim is to give available medicinal service to all Nigerians paying little here to social layers or salary and likewise expects to give moderate human services to members with the utilization of prepaid plans.¹

How to Register for National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria (NHIS)

Formal Sector ( Employee and others)

  1. Go to
  2. Click on register as a member
  3. Enter the necessary data (Name, Surname, NHIS number ,DOB, and so forth.) and submit.²
  4. When this is finished up, you will be able to create an account by providing an email address, password, and more
  5. You are currently enrolled with NHIS.
  6. You can access your account by entering the login details provided earlier

Students ( Voluntary contributors)

  1. ( Purchase a voucher from a participating Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)³
  2. Go to
  3. Click on the top-right corner of the site on “ Voluntary Contributors”
  4. Scroll down and click on the link for Registration
  5. Fill out the form correctly with all necessary information
  6. Provide your State and LGA area and choose the Health facilities closer to you, if none found, choose a nearby LGA area and nearby Health facilities.
  7. In conclusion, you would be asked to select a payment method ( Remita)⁴ on page or enter voucher purchased.
  8. After concluding the payment process, you will be enrolled on the NHIS.

Mobile Registration using USSD

  1. Dial *616# from any mobile network (MTN,Airtel,Glo)
  2. Follow the instructions on the Menu and fill the information from the list provided
  3. By successful registration, you will get a text containing your personal e-ID


  • Contributors that have been insured enjoy maternity care for four live births.
  • Explicit immunization programs for beneficiaries.
  • Free clinical consultation.
  • Health education counseling, family planning, antenatal and postnatal care are what beneficiaries’ benefit.


  • Endorsed drugs.
  • Meeting with clinical specialists.
  • Eye and dental care.
  • Preventive consideration.
  • Emergency clinic care.
  • Prosthetics.
  • Maternity care.
  • Ambulatory care or outpatient care.


Conclusively, I’ll say NHIS is a huge bonus for a country like Nigeria and Nigerians to save ourselves from skyrocketing health expenses and advisable for everyone to register.

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