VA Disability Exams Move From Oceanside Clinic To Downtown San Diego
“North County veterans hate going to downtown San Diego. It can be an all-day affair,” said Chuck Atkinson, a spokesman for the Veterans Association of North County.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
VA To Consolidate Disability Exams In San Diego, No Longer Offered At Oceanside Clinic
North County veterans may have to travel to central San Diego for future exams related to disability claims. Starting Oct. 1, the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will discontinue exams for compensation and pension claims at its Oceanside medical clinic. The bulk of the services at the Rancho Del Oro Road clinic will continue, including regular medical care. However, for the disability exams, San Diego VA officials “reviewed utilization of the Oceanside clinic over the last year and felt it was not cost-effective to maintain the clinic for the limited services that were provided,” according to a statement by the agency. (Steele, 9/15)