HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
El Ocote does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby municipality, Cantarranas, in order to get health care. There, the health center is CESAMO, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The trip can take up to 2 hours on foot. The main health concerns of the community are diabetes, arthritis, diarrhea, and hypertension.