Health & Human Services

Taking care of your family depends on easy access to first class health care.  Chautauqua County residents are fortunate to find quality health care through four hospitals and a strong network of human service organizations. 

Now in its 126th year, WCA Hospital in Jamestown provides some of the most advanced medical technology available in the region covering a broad array of services including diagnostics, acute care, cancer care, rehabilitation, and a wellness program.  When construction is completed, WCA will also be home to a state-of-the-art emergency department.  WCA Hospital has earned its spot in the 100 Top Hospital Performance Improvement Leaders from Solucient, a nationally recognized health research firm.

As an affiliate of Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pennsylvania, Westfield Memorial Hospital offers direct access to expert care including the convenience of on-site physician specialists.  Through new technologies, services, and partnerships, Westfield Memorial Hospital offers patients sophisticated medical advancements all within the familiarity of a community hospital. 

The Lake Erie Regional Health System also provides excellent health care facilities in both Dunkirk and Irving.  Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk has been serving Chautauqua County residents since 1898.  Recent developments at Brooks include a new diabetic support group, a surgical ambassador program, a new women’s imaging center for digital mammography, and an expanded dialysis unit. TLC Health Network at Lake Shore Health Center in Irving offers emergency, primary care, long term care, and chemical dependency services.

In addition, a number of facilities throughout Chautauqua County provide multiple levels of care for the elderly.  Programs include everything from independent living for seniors to assisted living, to nursing home care and specialized treatment for dementia patients.  Adult day programs and respite care are available as well.

Chautauqua County is also home to a wide array of human service programs which assist local residents who may be seeking quality childcare, youth development programs, in-home care for adults, and a range of day and residential services for the developmentally disabled.  

Click here for a list of Health care, Assisted living and Wellness program services.


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