Community Based Health Insurance (Mutuelle de santé) is a solidarity health insurance system in which persons (families) come together and pay contributions for the purpose of protection and receipt of medical care. It was established in order to help people with low income access medical care at affordable cost.
From the 1st July 2015 the management of the Medical Insurance Scheme (CBHI) was moved from the Ministry of Health to Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). The move aimed at improving the fund’s financial accountability and ensures quality health care for subscribers.
It was established in order to help people with low income access medical care at affordable cost.
Honorary members are persons who provide support or donation without expecting any medical services or other benefits in return.
Membership is effective when each household member has, personally or through third party paid the required contribution.
The Community Based Health Insurance scheme offers healthcare coverage to household members if all of them have paid their respective contributions, with the exception of any member insured under any other medical insurance scheme.
Contribution is made depending on the Ubudehe category in which individuals are:
Note: Category I is supported by the Government and other donors, Payment Contributions is done online vis
Members of community based health insurance scheme receive primary medical care from health center or from a health post anywhere in the country. With exception of emergency cases, a patient benefits from medical care of health facilities of superior category if he or she has a transfer note