Hawaii VA center has longest wait for new patients

June 10, 2014 4:48 PM

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Hawaii VA center has longest wait for new patients

HONOLULU - Hawaii had the longest wait time in the nation for veterans to get their first appointment with a primary care physician, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

New patients in Hawaii wait an average of 145 days to get an appointment at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center and its affiliated clinics on the Neighbor Islands, according to the data. Nationwide, the VA had set a goal of 14 days.

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