Welcome to CareFirst

We provide compassionate professional care and support for patients and their families.


As our world and local community confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our patients, families, and staff is always our top priority. Our Leadership Team is meeting daily to remain on the forefront of this crisis, regularly receiving updates from federal, state, and local agencies, and is responding to all recommendations and directives as appropriate. Though response protocols are rapidly evolving, we assure you that CareFirst is committed to continuing our provision of extraordinary support and care to anyone receiving our services.

Communication is important to maintaining stability and a sense of calm during this pandemic. Therefore, we encourage you to read a letter to all of our hospice families from CareFirst’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Yockavitch. 

Help stop the spread of coronavirus in our community!

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available. Go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for the latest specifics on COVID-19.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Designer Purse Bingo scheduled for April 11th has been canceled. All current ticketholders will receive a refund to their credit cards within 48 hours. Current ticketholders will also receive a pre-sale opportunity to be the first to purchase tickets at the next Designer Purse Bingo event, scheduled for September 27, 2020 at the Watkins Glen Community Center.  We appreciate your support, flexibility, and understanding during this time. Any questions or concerns may be directed to the CareFirst Development Team at development@carefirstny.org or by calling 607.962.3100.