NHIF beneficiaries can access health services through a wide network of accredited health facilities in Tanzania. The Fund’s accredited health facilities among others include Public health facilities, Private health facilities and Faith Based Organization (FBO’s) which are geographically scattered all over the country. The Fund accredits all levels of health facilities which include:-

  • National Referral and equivalent hospitals
  • Zonal referral and equivalent hospitals
  • Regional referral Hospitals
  • District/Designated/Council Designated Hospitals
  • Health Centers
  • Dispensaries
  • Specialized Clinics
  • Diagnostics Centers (Imaging and Laboratories)
  • Pharmacies, and
  • Accredited Drugs Dispensing Outlets (ADDOs).

Furthermore, in order to complement and guarantee improved accessibility to quality health care services for NHIF beneficiaries, the Fund has introduced the NHIF outreach programme which is conducted on quarterly basis by involving medical specialists of different disciplines. The objective of the programme is to ensure that vulnerable communities in underserved areas can access specialized quality healthcare services. By the end of June, 2015, the position of NHIF accredited health facilities countrywide stood at 6,185 equivalents to 55% of all