The Social Health Security Programme (SHSP) is a social protection programme of the Government of Nepal that aims to enable its citizens to access quality health care services without placing a financial burden on them. It is a family-based health insurance scheme. The benefit package is the services and drugs that are available to SHSP members at health facilities. This includes emergency services, out-patient services, select in-patient services, select diagnostic services and selected drugs, in addition to any free services and drugs available at public health facilities through other programmes.
The member contribution (or contribution amount) is the yearly amount a family has to pay for membership in the programme. The annual contribution amount depends on the size of the family. The contribution amount has to be paid, in full, during the time of enrollment.