White River Junction VAMC facility in Keene scheduled 780 medical appointments in August 2019


The White River Junction VA Medical Center, subsidiary 405HE in Keene, New Hampshire scheduled 780 pending appointments during the period ending September 1, according to data collected from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Of the total number of appointments, 761 had a wait time of 30 days or less (97.6%) and 19 appointments (2.4%) were scheduled more than 30 days out.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2019 reported that wait times for new appointments at VA health care facilities were similar to or better than wait times at private-sector providers between 2014 and 2017.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), however, released a report in July 2019 that cautioned that the VA's data-tracking system only captures part of the appointment process and fails to account for the time that it takes the VA to enroll veterans in its health benefits program.

The VA explains on its website that when veterans apply for benefits, they are assigned to one of eight priority groups, with those who need immediate care due to service-related disabilities placed in higher priority groups. Veterans who do not have service-connected disabilities and who earn a higher income are placed in the lower priority groups.

White River Junction VA Medical Center Appointments Scheduled in August

Facility Code
Location
Total Appointments Scheduled
Appointments Scheduled 30 Days or Less
Appointments Scheduled More than 30 Days
405
White River Junction
28,821
25,151
3,670
405HA
Burlington
6,648
6,052
596
405HC
Littleton
2,144
2,005
139
405GA
Bennington
1,152
1,137
15
405HE
Keene
780
761
19
405HF
Rutland
746
729
17
405GC
Brattleboro
739
706
33
405QB
Newport
409
392
17
Source: U.S. Veteran's Administration

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