About Us

Mbagathi Hospital is a level 4 Referral Hospital, serving a catchment population of more than a million people, in the Nairobi Metropolis. The hospital is run by Nairobi City County Government. We offer general and specialized healthcare services that include Outpatient and Inpatient services, internationally accredited Laboratory services, Dental clinic, Radiology, Renal clinic, Eye unit, Maternity, Orthopedic clinic, ENT clinic, Pediatrics clinic,  we also have a state of the art 112 mortuary bed capacity coroner services,

Currently, Mbagathi Hospital offers services to about 700 outpatients on a daily basis and have an Inpatient bed capacity of 320 beds.

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212 Doctors

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More than 20 years

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Let us introduce ourselves

About Mbagathi Hospital


A center of excellence in provision of specialized health care


To provide quality, affordable, accessible and evidence-based specialized health care in the Nairobi Metropolis


Our clients, our priority

Core Values

  • Professionalism and Integrity
  • Client Focus
  • Equity and Equality
  • Security and Safety
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork


How it all came to be…


Mbagathi hospital, initially known as South Hill Hospital for Infectious Diseases was commissioned by Sir Fredrick Crawford in 1956.It opened its doors to its first patient for isolation as an extension of the current Kenyatta National Hospital, formerly known as the King George VI Hospital. The targeted diseases for isolation included Tuberculosis, Measles, Cholera, Diarrheal Epidemics, Leprosy, Meningitis, Plague among others. For a long time Mbagathi was popularly known as Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). The bed capacity has since grown from 266 to the current 320.

The hospital is in Kenyatta Golf Course Location, Kibra sub-county; Woodley/golf course ward in Nairobi County. It is adjacent to the Kibra informal settlement. The facility catchment population of more than one million people.

The hospital is a referral facility for Nairobi Metropolis catchment area. The average daily outpatient workload is about 1000 patients, with an inpatient bed occupancy of 200%. The hospital offers 24-hour services which include: Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitative, Diagnostic and Mortuary services.


Mbagathi Hospital,

The hospital of choice.

Strategies influencing Mbagathi Hospital

The Hospital’s operations are affected by various global, regional, and national strategies aimed at promoting, restoring, and maintaining the Health Sector. The United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) has placed health in the central place to ensure healthy lives and promotion of wellbeing of all at all ages. Out of the seventeen SDGs, four (Goal 2, 3, 5 and 17) have direct impact on the Health Sector of which Mbagathi Hospital has a role to play: Zero hunger; Good health and well-being; Gender equality and Partnerships. Kenya Vision 2030 espouses high quality of life commensurate with middle income country status and the health sector’s commitments through policies and strategies; the hospital is progressively transforming itself from an infectious disease hospital to a fully-fledged level 4 County Referral Hospital offering a wide range of both preventive and curative services. The Plan is also aligned to Kenya Health Sector Strategy 2018-2023 Nairobi County Health Sector strategic and investment plan 2019-2023 and has prioritized programs and activities that support Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda.

Emerging issues in healthcare

The healthcare system in Kenya continues to experience numerous emerging issues. These include an increasingly younger population that is well informed, and eager to engage or challenge the system. A dynamic technological environment demands continued investment by health care providers. It has also increased the scope of medical tourism, with many travelling out of the country to seek care. The upsurge in non-communicable diseases is significant, with an increasing need to also provide geriatric medicine. Emerging diseases such as COVID 19 have put a strain on already stretched resources, which include infrastructure and human resource.

It is therefore imperative that any healthcare service provider is cognizant of this shifting environment, and the implications of devolution of certain health functions to the county government. There must be focused strategies on how to improve infrastructure and service delivery, while establishing and promoting collaborations with partners. The Mbagathi hospital strategic plan has taken into consideration these emerging health issues, to ease its implementation.