South Bend Veteran Clinic Ranked One Of The Worst Wait Times In The Country

It turns out South Bend’s Veterans Affairs clinic is among 50 VA hospitals and clinics around the nation with the highest percentage of appointments that took 31 days or longer to complete. That's according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press. Their information shows all of Indiana’s VA hospitals and most of its clinics are relatively prompt at seeing patients compared with the national average, but many veterans seeking treatment at four clinics – South Bend, Crown Point, Peru and Evansville – saw longer delays for care than the national average. It shows the South Bend VA Clinic had the nation’s 45th-highest rate of long waits. About 7 percent of its appointments failed to meet the VA’s goal for seeing patients within 30 days. U.S. Rep Jackie Walorski is blasting the South Bend clinic’s showing in the AP analysis…saying there is no excuse for veterans to have to wait over a month to see a doctor and receive care.