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The Karen Hospital

The Karen Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital founded by eminent Cardiologists, Dr Betty Gikonyo and Dr Dan Gikonyo.

Karen hospital departments

The following are the departments at the Hospital:

  • Respiratory Therapy Department headed by Betty Weru
  • Operating Theatres Department which is headed by Julia Kariuki Kibe
  • Laboratory Department
  • ICT
  • Finance
  • Nursing
  • Process
  • Physiotherapy
  • HR
  • Hospitality

hospital laboratory

Hospital has its own private medical Laboratory which offers a comprehensive set of laboratory medical services. The department head is Amos Miwa. The following are some of the tests offered by the laboratory:

  • HIV Diagnostics
  • Haematology
  • Blood Sugar (Glucose)
  • TB Diagnostics
  • Malaria diagnostics
  • Syphilis diagnostics
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Full blood count with differential

hospital renal unit

The hospital has a Renal Hemodialysis Unit. The division consists of ten Hemodialysis machines and nine standard beds and one for isolation (Read on dialysis centers in Kenya)
It offers the following services:

  • Renal Screening to find out kidney disease at early stages when the symptoms do not appear.
  • Weekly review by Nephrologists
  • Hemodialysis done to treat complex kidney failure in which the waste substance, salt and fluids present in the blood are eliminated by the aid of an external machine
  • Peritoneal dialysis done for treating chronic kidney failure
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Renal Nutritional Counseling:

Hospital pharmacy

The Hospital runs a 24 hour pharmacy serving both outpatient and inpatient.
The pharmacy provides medicines for local and international prescriptions and imports medicines which are not locally available to ensure a complete range of medicines are made available and kept well stocked

Karen hospital branches (satellite clinics)

The Hospital has the following Branches:

  • Nairobi CBD
  • Nyeri
  • Thika
  • Nakuru
  • Meru
  • Karatina
  • Kitengela
  • Ngong
  • Rongai


Karen hospital bed capacity

They have a capacity of 102 beds with 3 operation theaters and 26 specialties.

Hospital bed charges
For a day the hospital charges an approximately (Sh7,500),

Hospital consultation charges
Approximately Ksh:1800

Hospital cosmetic surgery
The hospital do offer Plastic and Cosmetic surgery

Karen Hospital cardiologists
The following Cardiologists work at The hospital:

  • Dr. Dan K. Gikonyo – Consultant Physician / Adult Cardiologist
  • Dr. Premanand Ponoth – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
  • Dr. Anthony K. Gikonyo – Physician/ Cardiologist
  • Dr. Shrikant Panchal – Cardiac Anaesthesiologist
  • Dr. Ruot Garjiek Teny Yok – Physician and Cardiology Fellow
  • Dr. Baseem Mikhail – Cardiologist

The Hospital heart clinic
The hospital has an exclusive outpatient cardiac clinic where the cardiac procedures are performed and also they have state-of-the-art catheterization suite inside the hospital with the assistance of 2D Digital tools to do complex surgeries and give excellent results.

The hospital has a dermatology Clinic every alternate Wednesdays at 2pm and
Thursday at 3pm

The Hospital has Obstetrics and gynaecology department
The following Doctors work as gynecologist/obstetrician:

  • Dr. Dribsa
  • Dr. David Mwithiga Thuo

The Hospital has the state-of-the-art 3D High end Vario 700 operating microscope that allows for less invasive surgeries that are safer and patient friendly allowing them to recuperate faster.
The department offers the following procedure:
FESS and balloon sinuplasty
Laser assisted surgery for ear, nose and throat problems
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Phonosurgery (vocal cord surgery) –

Plastic surgery
The following are some of the procedures offered:
Cleft Lip and Palate repair surgery
Breast Reconstruction surgery
Trauma Reconstructive Surgery
Botox , Cheek Augmentation, Face Lift , Breast Augmentation, Gynaecomastia Surgery
Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty –

The Physiotherapy Department at the hospital provides services for both inpatient and outpatients. These services help in prevention, treatment and management of illnesses and injuries through various means including electrical agents, exercises, soft tissue manipulation (manual therapy) among others.

Karen Hospital visiting hours

Morning: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Evening: 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Note : Children below 12 years are not allowed in the wards.
Gift Shop Operating hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm daily
Cafeteria Operating hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm daily

Hospital insurance

The following insurance are accepted at the hospital:
AAR Aetna APA insurance BRITAM CIC Insurance
Equity Bank First Assurance Heritage Insurance
Jubilee Insurance Madison Insurance Medilink-Global
PACIS Insurance Resolution Insurance NHIF UAP

Does Karen hospital accept NHIF?
Yes it does

Founder / Owner

Dr. Betty Muthoni Gikonyo is the Founder and CEO of Karen Hospital.
Dr. Dan Gikonyo, is a co-founder. They own the hospital

 Hospital directors

Dr. James J. Mageria-Chairman of the Board
Dr. Betty M Gikonyo- Chief Executive Officer
Prof Philip Kutima
Dr. Dan Gikonyo
Mr. Wachira Ndegwa
Juliet Nyaga

 Hospital jobs/ Vacancies/ Recruitment

Visit their website under careers to view open vacancies. For more medical jobs opportunities visit our job portal

Karen hospital training college

The Training college offers a diploma in Nursing which take 3 year. Below are the requirements for intake:

Mean grade C plain and above in KCSE
C plain and above in Biology or Biological Sciences
C plain and above in English or Swahili
C-Minus and above in either Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics or Physical Sciences
Application fees of Ksh 1000
The Karen Hospital Training School students are asked to apply through:
There are two intakes per year (March and September)
Below are contacts for the College:
The Karen Hospital Training College
Mobile: 0726222001-3, 0736200001-3, 0727254222

Karen Hospital location

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Private Facility
Services Offered:
The following services are offered

Wellness Programme
Day Surgery
Wound Care
Dental Services
Imaging Services
Cardiac Services
General Surgery
Orthopaedic and Spine

Urology and Renal Care
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Package Services

Visiting Hours
Morning: 11.00am – 2.00pm Evening: 4.00pm – 8.00pm Advisory: Children below 12 years are not allowed in the wards.
Number of Beds
Business Hours


Contact Information

Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone 2
Zip/Post Code
The Karen Hospitals – Nairobi P.O. Box 74240-00200 Langata Road-Karen Nairobi, Kenya
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