San Marcos Healthcare Access
San Marcos has a health center that is open seven days a
week, and it is in very good condition. Unfortunately, it is only
staffed by one doctor and two nurses and does not have
sufficient medication to serve its patients. Malnutrition is a huge
problem in San Marcos, and affects 90% of the children in the
community. Teenage pregnancy is another issue in San Marcos
which stems from a lack of sexual education. Hypertension and
diabetes are the two leading illnesses in adults. Diarrhea,
parasites, and respiratory infections are also very common
throughout all ages in the community.
San Marcos is home to 3,571 people and has an average of
6 inhabitants per home. It is the located in a mountaneous
region in the department of Jinotega, the municipality of
San Gabriel Del Norte and is surrounded by 9 smaller
communities. Since the health center is in San Marcos,
members of these communities must travel to the center for
Brigade Site Information
The brigade will be held at the community's health center.
Community Health Statistics
Below is a chart showing the illnesses treated on our most
recent brigade to San Marcos.
|Illness Type||# of Cases|
|Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
Last Visit: July 5th 2015
The Mayo Clinic Medical/Dental brigade in July 2015 was most recent brigade in San Marcos. 720 patients visisted the brigade to receive care.