I had a crazy experience with VA Healthcare in 2015. It took a week to get someone to help me transfer locations in the same state. It took over 6 months to get my first appointment despite being in pain. When my provider recommended minor surgery, they put me in the “Choice Program.” You know, the one for veterans who have to wait more than 30 days? It took almost 120 days in the “Choice Program” to be seen by a Doctor the VA picked.