Money is available, need is great, but VA has no plans for more on-campus clinics

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs opened its first VA clinic at City College of San Francisco in 2010, it was considered a model for the future, one that would provide healthcare services to veterans on a college campus. But nearly three years later, City College remains one of only four in the nation, according to The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The on-campus clinic initiative has a $2.8 million annual budget but is still in the pilot stage. The money only goes to schools where the local VA and college administration express interest, not necessarily to those with the greatest needs, CIR said. In fact, there are no VA health services at nearly all the schools with the largest veteran populations. Article