VA Greater Los Angeles HCS facility in Gardena scheduled 1,386 medical appointments in August 2019


The VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, subsidiary 691GC in Gardena, California scheduled 1,386 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, 1,380 had a wait time of 30 days or less (99.6%) and six appointments (0.4%) 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.

VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Appointments Scheduled in August

Facility Code
Location
Total Appointments Scheduled
Appointments Scheduled 30 Days or Less
Appointments Scheduled More than 30 Days
691
Los Angeles
49,921
43,403
6,518
691A4
Sepulveda
30,865
26,549
4,316
691GE
Los Angeles
11,977
10,806
1,171
691GD
Bakersfield
6,458
6,244
214
691GM
Oxnard
5,551
4,879
672
691GL
Santa Maria
4,041
3,401
640
691GK
San Luis Obispo
2,092
2,004
88
691GF
East Los Angeles
1,781
1,735
46
691GC
Gardena
1,386
1,380
6
691GB
Santa Barbara
1,375
1,366
9
691GG
Lancaster
1,072
844
228
691GO
San Gabriel
273
239
34
Source: U.S. Veteran's Administration

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