After having already lived in Colombia before coming this time, I knew that this was the most crucial part of my insurance that I needed. Public hospitals here are really terrible so paying hundreds of pounds for health insurance which only covers you for the public care is no better than having no insurance in my book.
I now have a better solution for expats that I didn't realise was an option before I left. My partner's dad works for one of the best private health insurance companies in Colombia and, a few weeks into my arrival, he told me that I could sign up for a plan through him. I paid $80,000 (£22) a month and was able to be treated in any private hospital/clinic in the country, have elective blood tests and check ups, and am covered from small illnesses like tonsillitis, right up to serious accidents, without having to go through difficult paperwork.
So, for any expats planning on coming, or any already here, if you want this insurance you can get in touch with me (click on the 'Contact' tab at the top) and my partner's dad can set it up so easily and might even give you a discount. All I had to give him was a copy of my passport. Problem solved!