HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
El Espinito does not have its own health center. Instead, community members are required to travel to the nearby municipality, San Matías, in order to get health care. There, the health center is a CESAMO, a larger scale health center where at least one doctor and occasionally dentists are on staff. San Matías is about 4 kilometers away and most community members travel on foot. The most common illnesses are respiratory infections, diabetes, hepatitis, dengue, skin allergies, and colon problems.