List of level 5 hospitals in Kenya (Contacts and Location included)

Health was one of the very first government functions to be devolved. And with it, the government deemed it wise to reclassify the different government hospitals afresh. This is how the various hospital levels including level 5 hospitals were born.

Level 5 hospital meaning

Before we look at the List of level 5 hospitals in Kenya, let’s understand the meaning of the term level 5.

In short, level 5 hospital means provincial hospitals (if you’re to use the old categorization) or simply secondary facilities.

Level 5 health facilities are to deliver assorted medicare services as well as training services for various groups of health workers and internships. They also provide specialized care functions besides coordinating the management and extending health support to the sub-counties.

Other categories of hospitals in Kenya

Overall, healthcare services delivery is organized into various levels as follows:

  • Level 1 : This is the basic level and represents community-run health units. Its spearheaded mainly by qualified community health volunteers.
  • Level 2 Dispensaries: All dispensaries are classified as level 2.
  • Level 3 Health Centres: Health Centres in various sub-counties belong here.
  • Level 4 Sub-county hospitals (primary referrals): All the former district hospitals (currently referred to as primary facilities) are assigned to this class.
  • Level 5 County Hospitals(Secondary referrals): We have already explained this group.
  • Level 6 National hospitals (Tertiary referrals): These are the largest referral national hospitals including Moi referral and teaching hospital as well as Kenyatta National Hospital.

List of level 5 hospitals in Kenya

Here now is the list of level 5 hospitals in Kenya as currently constituted in different counties:

1.      Nakuru Level 5 Hospital

Location: London, Nakuru Town West, along the Nakuru-Sigor Road

Telephone: 0721 750460

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O Box 71- 2 0100 Nakuru

2.      Coast General Hospital Level 5

Location: Bondeni, Kisauni Road, Mombasa city

Telephone: 0722 207868

Postal address: P.O Box 90231, 80100-Mombasa

3.      Embu Level 5 Hospital

Location: Njukiiri, Embu West in Embu County along the Embu-Meru Highway.


Telephone: 068-2231055/6 or 068-2231156

Postal address: P.O. Box 33, 60100-Embu

4.      Othaya Level 5 hospital

Location: Othaya town, along the Kiria-ini – Othaya road

Telephone: 0722 207868

Postal address: P. O BOX 83-10106, Othaya

5.      Machakos Level 5 Hospital

Location: Masaku Township, Machakos

Telephone: 044 2021685/ 0722313913

Email address:


Postal address: P.O Box 1, 90100-Machakos

6.      Thika Level 5 Hospital

Location: Thika Town, General Kago Road, Kamenu

Telephone: 067-31693/21621

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O Box 227, 01000-Thika

7.      Kakamega Level 5 Hospital

Location: 1 Kilometre from Kakamega Town’s CBD

Telephone:054-31551/0720-295739/ 0715 671123

Postal address: ‎P.O Box 15, 50100-Kakamega

8.      Garissa Level 5 Hospital

Location: Along Kismayu Road about 1.5 kilometres from Garissa Town’s CBD

Telephone: 046-2102058

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O. Box 29,70100-Garissa

9.      Nyeri Level 5 Hospital

Location: Nyeri Town, Way to Kangemi (Past Nyamachaki primary), Opp. St Mary Boys

Telephone: 0724 249693/ 061-2030993/819

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O. Box 27-10100, Nyeri

10. Meru Level 5 Hospital

Location:  Imenti North, Meru

Telephone: 064-32370/0772 207572

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O Box 8, 60200-Meru

11. Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital

Location: Kangundo Rd,  Embakasi (Umoja estate), Nairobi

Telephone:  0722 533650

Email‎ address: ‎

Postal address: P.O Box 34349-00100 Nairobi

12. Kisumu Level 5 Hospital (Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.)

Location: Kisumu Town East, Kondele area, past Pramukh supermarket

Telephone: 0733 888 579/ 057-2020801/2020803

Email‎ address:


Postal address: P.O. Box 1818, 40100-Kisumu






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