HEALTH CARE ACCESS IN ZAPALLAL:
Zapallal does not have a Centro de Salud (health center). The closest center is located in Santa Fe, five minutes away driving. There are no doctors or other types of medical practitioners located within the town. People also visit Santa Fe for any dental needs. Medical rounds are made every year to year and a half by Global Brigades.
The most common illnesses found throughout the community are the cold, the flu, and high blood pressure. Around 90% of all homes have pit latrines. Almost all households have gas stoves and most homes have cement floors with wood walls and metal roofs. The community has no health committee.