The Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) is a social security system whereby the health care of students in tertiary institutions is paid for from funds pooled through the contributions of students. It is a programme committed to ensuring access to qualitative healthcare service for students of tertiary institutions thereby promoting the health of students with a view to creating conducive learning environment. It takes cognizance of the current practices and challenges faced by students in accessing care both during and out of session, as well as the potential of the current tertiary health facilities to maximize access to quality health care. Tertiary institutions are categorized as Universities, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, Colleges of Agriculture, Monotechnics, Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Health Technology and other Specialized Institutions.
The Polytechnic Medical Services:
- All students shall be enrolled into the Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by Payment of N2000.00 only to the Health Management Organizations (HMOs) of the NHIS.
- The newly admitted students ND1 and HND1 will pay the sum of N1500.00 for the Medical Laboratory Tests and medical certificate of fitness to the Cottage Hospital (Auchi polytechnic TSA account)
Note: This is optional compulsory and a pre-requisite to students Registration.