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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Granada, Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Granada, Spain is home to several hospitals and clinics, including the Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, the Hospital San Juan de Dios, and the Hospital San Cecilio. Emergency services in Granada are provided by the 061 emergency medical service, which can be contacted by dialing 112. The quality of medical care in Granada is generally considered to be on par with the US, with many of the same treatments and technologies available.

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How are healthcare services Granada?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Granada, they replied:

"Granada offers a wide range of healthcare services to its citizens. The public healthcare system is provided by the Spanish National Health System (SNS), which is funded by the government and provides free healthcare to all citizens. The SNS operates a network of public hospitals and clinics throughout the city, offering a range of services including general medicine, emergency care, and specialist care. Additionally, there are a number of private healthcare providers in Granada, offering a range of services including general medicine, specialist care, and cosmetic surgery. Private healthcare providers often offer more personalized care and shorter waiting times than the public system. Granada also has a number of pharmacies, providing prescription and over-the-counter medications," said one expat.

"I would say medical care is excellent. For chronic medical conditions, it may be difficult to get an insurance and they will have to pay more. there are other expats with chronic condtions who are able to get private insurance," remarked one expat in Granada.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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