HEALTH CARE ACCESS
Las Uvas seeks health care through both the health center and medical brigades in Buena Vista. Buena Vista has a smaller health center called a CESAR. CESAR’s never have doctors on staff and typically have only one nurse. The nurse staffs the health center Monday through Friday from about 9am to 3pm and lives in Morocelí on the weekends. Therefore, healthcare access is very limited. If they need to see a doctor or dentist, they must travel down the mountain to Morocelí, the nearest town with a CESAMO, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The trip can take up to 3 hours on foot. Although there is a bus that comes to the community, it does not come very often and many community members cannot afford the bus fare.
*These statistics represent brigades in the community of Buena Vista, where community members from Las Uvas attend Medical Brigades