The right to health is a fundamental human right and includes a wide range of factors that can help to lead a healthy life. Right to health has entitlements such as a functional health care system providing equal opportunity for all to enjoy quality health care including prevention, treatment and control of diseases as well as access to essential medicines.
In view of this the University Health Services (UHS) was set up in 1972 as an outpatient clinic to provide health services to students. Over the years, the UHS mandate has evolved to include outpatient and inpatient services to members of staff and their dependents and advise University Management on growth and development of health care services.
The Main students’ and Staff clinics, as well as Student and Staff Hospital, are situated at the Main Campus off State House Road and are open 24 hours daily. Satellite clinics are situated in various campuses of Kikuyu, Upper Kabete, Lower Kabete, Kenyatta National Hospital, Chiromo, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kibwezi, Parklands and Kenya Science. These satellite clinics are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm with coverage for nights and weekends for emergencies.
Outpatient services that are not available at UHS are outsourced from other providers. In-patient services are offered at the Students and Staff Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital and other major hospitals in line with the existing health policies for students and members of staff and their dependents.
While demand for quality healthcare and cost of healthcare continues to increase, UHS remains focused to providing efficient and cost effective services despite limited and constrained resources