- Associated Press - Monday, June 9, 2014

Veterans Affairs medical centers have come under criticism for long wait times for care. Here is a list of facilities audited in Michigan and their average waits as of May 15 for new patients seeking primary care, specialist care and mental health care, according to audit results released Monday.

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NEW PATIENT PRIMARY CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1. Detroit: 31 days

2. Ann Arbor: 30 days

3. Battle Creek: 28 days

4. Iron Mountain: 23 days

5. Saginaw: 22 days

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ESTABLISHED PATIENT PRIMARY CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1. Iron Mountain: 2 days

2. Ann Arbor: 2 days

3. Saginaw: 1.3 day

4. Battle Creek: 1 day

5. Detroit: 1 day

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NEW PATIENT SPECIALIST CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1. Detroit: 59 days

2. Ann Arbor: 58 days

3. Battle Creek: 37 days

4. Iron Mountain: 36 days

5. Saginaw: 35 days

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ESTABLISHED PATIENT SPECIALIST CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1.Battle Creek: 5 days

2. Ann Arbor: 4 days

3. Iron Mountain: 3 days

4. Saginaw: 3 days

5. Detroit: 1.5 days

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NEW PATIENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1. Ann Arbor : 27 days

2. Iron Mountain: 26 days

3. Battle Creek: 23 days

4. Saginaw: 21 days

5. Detroit: 20 days

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ESTABLSHED PATIENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE AVERAGE WAIT TIME:

1. Ann Arbor: 2.5 days

2.Battle Creek: 1.6 days

3. Iron Mountain: 0.9 day

4. Saginaw: 0.8 day

5. Detroit: 0.4 day

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