Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for the achievement of health equity and for increasing the quality of a healthy life for everyone. CCHN works tirelessly to ensure that all county residents have access to quality health care throughout their lives.

Health Insurance — GET COVERED! HELPLINE

The Get Covered! Helpline, a local initiative to improve access to health care coverage for Chautauqua County residents, has been linking residents to information about coverage options since 2006. The toll-free helpline, staffed locally by certified application counselors, offers tips on questions to ask, considerations for plan selection as well as interpretation of product descriptions. Staff can also assist callers with understanding the New York Health Benefit Exchange. For more information on the exchange, visit the official website

If you do not have health insurance coverage or would like additional information call the Get Covered! Helpline at 1-888-753-7315. The helpline is staffed between 9 am – 4 pm, Monday - Friday. 


Hospitals provide a wide range of services which include acute care, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, diagnostic testing services and a variety of prevention/wellness programs. The four hospital organizations in Chautauqua County providing quality care to community residents include:


The Chautauqua Center (Federally Qualified Health Center)

The latest initiative to expand access to health care is the establishment of The Chautauqua Center (TCC). TCC is a Federally Qualified Health Center, which is a community based clinic that provides primary care (medical, dental and behavioral) services in medically underserved areas.


Home Care

Following acute care, individuals often need rehabilitation or ongoing nursing care. Click here for a complete listing of Independent Certified Agencies which provide ongoing care.


Skilled Nursing Facilities

There are a number of skilled nursing facilities that provide intensive nursing services as well as continuous inpatient care for Chautauqua County residents. Click here for a complete listing.


Hospice Chautauqua County 

For patients and families facing a terminal illness, Hospice Chautauqua County provides a wide range of services to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Full coverage of Hospice care is covered by most commercial health insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Most often, Hospice care is provided in the familiar surroundings of the patient's home, however, care can be provided wherever people live, i.e., Home, Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility or Hospital.