How to register for Linda Mama via USSD



All pregnant women who are Kenyan Citizens are eligible to be members of Free Maternal Services.

Where to Register

  • Mobile phone
  • NHIF Online registration portal – Here
  • Contracted Healthcare providers
  • NHIF service centres
  • Huduma centres countrywide

Registration requirements

  • Pregnant women of age 18 years and above are registered using their national identification cards and Antenatal care records
  • Pregnant women under 18 years are registered using their guardians’ national identification cards and Antenatal care record
  • Pregnant women without national identification cards or guardians are registered using Antenatal care records

*On completion of the registration, a membership card will be issued.

How To Register For Linda Mama Via Phone

Step 1 – Dial *263# on your phone.


Step 2 – Select 1 on the NHIF mobile menu


Step 3 – Select your language option


Step 4 – Select Free Maternity as  your scheme


Step 5 – Choose the type of identification for registration


Step 6 – Enter your identification number to complete the registration. 


You will then present FMS number assigned on registration to any of the contracted NHIF health care providers for activation and verification of details.

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  • Faith Chepkoech

    08/09/2020 - 09:16

    I am an expectant mother, I tried *263# but its not working, kindly assist

    • Admin

      08/09/2020 - 17:32

      Call NHIF 0202714803

    • John

      10/01/2021 - 20:08

      You’ll have to go to a clinic public one where are you

  • Linet Mukori

    24/11/2020 - 15:14

    if i dont have NHIF card, am i legible to apply for linda mama services

  • damaris okenyuri

    18/12/2020 - 15:55

    am expecting a child but i tried *263# but it is not working

    • Afritech Media

      18/12/2020 - 16:37

      Kindly contact NHIF through the toll-free number 0800720601

  • Monicah

    18/12/2020 - 18:58

    I have an NHIF card, can I apply for Linda mama?

  • Jecinta Jepkemboi Yego

    05/03/2021 - 09:24

    I was given a linda mama number number in a rural dispensary upon reaching mombasa i was told that i needed a card but the hospital i was given the number is far what do i do?

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