(GMT) 9:00AM - 4:00PM


DHML in an attempt to curtail and contain COVID-19 pandemic,
the working hours has been compressed to seven (7) hours i.e 8am - 2pm Mondays - Fridays.
This state of affairs remains until the pandemic is contained.

DHML in Brief

"Defence Health Maintenance Limited (DHML) is a corporate entity owned by the ministry of defence and the Nigerian armed Forces as a health maintenance organisation (HMO). It was established in response to the challenges of providing access to quality health care services for all eligible military personnel (serving and retired) and their families."


The Health System is not a system for illness - It is a system for health and protection.

– Clalit HMO, Israel


To become a Leader in the Health Maintenance Organisation Business and Act as the Bench Mark for the Country.


To promote an efficient, effective and comprehensive free health care services to the officers and men of the Armed forces (serving and retired) and their Families.


To ensure that all enrollees get comprehensive, high quality healthcare through regular disbursement of funds and materials to the Health Care providers and monitoring the standards of health care delivery regularly.

DHML in Brief (Video)

DHML is the only HMO in Nigeria that met all the re-accreditation requirements.

DHML is the only HMO in Nigeria that met all the re-accreditation requirements of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Govering council on Thursday 6th April 2018 said only one out of 57 Health Maintenance Organisation fully met the criteria for re-accreditation. Read More


The Defence Health Maintenance Limited is an exceptional Health Maintenance Organization, known for its excellent track records of over twelve (12) yearsin managed care. It has offices in 23 states of the Federation, which helps its enrollees access and utilize quality healthcare providers. The Organization

Patients' Bill of Rights (PBoR)

The PBoR is an aggregation of patients’ rights that exist in other instruments including the Constitution, Consumer Protection Act, Child Rights Act, Freedom of Information Act, National Health Act, the Hippocratic Oath other professional ethical codes and sundry regulations.The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched Nigeria's first Patients' Bill of Rights developed by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on 31 July 2018. He stated that the Patient’s Bill of Rights is a remarkable effort at consensus and common purpose,