HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
The neighboring community of Canglón is the closest town that has a small health post, though there is a doctor or nurse there only some of the time. The closest corresponding health care facility is in Metetí, about 1 hour away. For dental access, they have to travel to Metetí as well. Visitors to the health center can expect long wait times given the limited staff and resources to meet the demand from all neighboring communities.
The most prevalent illnesses in La Peñita are: diarrhea, vomit, body aches, fevers, and skin infections.