HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
The community of Villa Darién does not have its own health facilities. Community members with health needs must travel to Metetí, the nearest town with a full health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The trip is only around 10 minutes by bus, but 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 commonly reported illnesses are the common cold, diarrhea, and skin allergies.