Of course you do! But remember that you have a complementary insurance for free with BSA during the time you are enrolled in the program.
From one of the leading companies in Spain, the insurance offers a wide range o medical coverage in both primary care and specialist doctors, emergency sevice and hospitalization, including the repatriation of the student in specific situations. This insurance may not cover previous pathologies and BSA recommends students to use their own for these cases.
In case you need to use your insurance, you have two ways of proceeding. On one hand, you can pay the bill first and then contact your insurance company for money refund. Or instead, you can contact the insurance company first to let them know you need to go to doctor and they deal with the bill themselves.
Also, we have an agreement with the Hospital La Inmaculada to offer personalized attention to students in case of emergency, and in English. In addition, the billing process is much simpler and faster thanks to their help.
However, we recommend you anyways, that before you leave the US, you contact your medical insurance company. You will need to let them know that you will be in Granada, just in case you have any health care needs.
Let us know if you have any particular questions about health issues and the hospital agreement.