Are you a veteran trying to get a primary care appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital for the first time?
In Honolulu, you'll wait an average of 145 days -- longer than anywhere else in the country. The shortest average wait is 12 days, in Bedford, Mass.
Need to a see a mental health specialist? Average waiting times for new patients range from 17 days in Canandaigua, N.Y., to 104 days in
Using data released in a
Most patients already in the system can usually get appointments quickly -- often in a few days. More than 95% of the 6 million appointments currently scheduled were set for within 30 days or less.
But it's often a different story for veterans using the VA for the first time. They often wait weeks and sometimes months.