COVID-19 Testing in Nairobi For Under Ksh 10,000

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: November 18, 2020  

There’s a sudden increase in COVID-19 positive cases and fatalities in Kenya and this has raised concern of a servere second wave in the country.

With a communicable disease like COVID-19 running amok, the ideal response is for health officials to accelerate testing countrywide.

This will help to quickly identify cases, provide quick treatment, and enforce immediate isolation to prevent spread. Testing also helps to identify anyone who came into contact with infected people so they too can be quickly treated.

Testing is crucial but unfortunately, it’s currently super expensive and out of reach for many people. 

If you are concerned you might have contracted COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, here’s where you can get tested for in Nairobi for under Ksh 10,000.

Amref Central Laboratory

Amref Central Laboratory at the Wilson airport charges Ksh 5,500 for a COVID-19 test. Test result turnaround time is 36 hours. Call ahead to book an appointment as it gets really busy 020 699 3000.

The Nairobi West Hospital

The Nairobi West Hospital along Gandhi Avenue is charging Ksh 7,700 for a COVID-19 test. The test result turnaround time is 24 hours. They also provide home testing services. Call +254 755 952433 to book. 

M.P. Shah Hospital 

A COVID-19 test at M.P. Shah Hospital along Shivachi road Parklands costs Ksh 8,900. Book your appointment here.

*Image: WHO

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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