VA clinic in Peoria says it doesn't need waiting list

PEORIA - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Peoria was placed on a list of VA locations in need of further review due to the lack of a waiting list for patients.  

However, local officials say the clinic doesn't have patients waiting long enough to need the electronic waiting list the VA uses.  It's designed to track waiting times exceeding 90 days.

Dr. Dexter Hazlewood, the clinic's chief medical officer, said the clinic is able to see almost all of its primary care patients within seven days.

According to U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, none of the patients she spoke with during a visit on Tuesday had complaints about their care.

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