Medical transportation includes any medical, dental or related appointments. All our staff and volunteers have filled out a confidentiality agreement. You are asked to let us know the type and location of your visit so we can better serve your needs.
CRIS CAT is designed to serve local rides. The program is primarily for trips within the three townships. We will travel to CAenovia, Nelson, Fenner, Chittenango, Fayetteville, Manlius, Hamilton, New Woodstock, Erieville and Syracuse. No rides to Liverpool or North Syracuse. Please see other ride options.
CRIS CAT provides community residents 55 or older living in Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson medical transportation.
If other rides are need the LEND A HAND program can put a request out to other volunteers.
CRIS CAT is a no cost volunteer medical transportation program. However, we encourage passengers to support the CRIS CAT expensed with a donation at will. Our drivers are volunteers but we have other costs for the program that are needed to sustain the program.
CRIS also provides drivers with mileage reimbursement.
An application can be downloaded for new passengers. All passengers need to be approved before a ride can be requested. If you are already a passenger you can call the CRIS CAT phone line 315-655-0612
You leave a message and
The scheduler will call you back with details of your ride.
You must allow 5-7 days in advance for your appointment.
Calls accepted Monday-Friday 8 am - 3 pm
Interested in becoming a driver?
Contact us today-
Call the CRIS office 655-5743
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking drivers. You can drive as much or as little as you would like. You can specify the distance you are willing to travel or if you only want to take local rides.
We reimburse our drivers mileage.
You will receive a manual and training upon confirmation of your application approval.
The Bernie Bus/ Madison County transit and CRIS provide travel to Oneida Walmart the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Pick ups at Carriage Houe Apartments at 9:30 am
24 Nelson apartments 9:45 am.
The bus returns at 1:00 pm.
CRIS will pay for your ride. Sign up sheets are posted the 1st of the month in the community rooms or you can call CRIS CAT 315-655-0612
CRIS CAT is a volunteer program and we can not guarantee you a ride. Ae are not meant to be a long term solution but a community support to help keep you as vital and active as possible. Please utilize other support as much as possible. See other ride options for a list of local paid transportation.
CRIS CAT 315-655-0612
CRIS CAT phone line is for messages and a scheduler will call you back.
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5-7 business days needed for a ride request.
A limit of 24 rides a year per person are allowed.
A maximum of 2 rides per week are allowed.
Rides are not guaranteed.
Passengers must fill out an application and be approved before the first ride.
Passengers need to be mobile themselves (no walkers or support needed)
We do not escort passengers in the appointments.
Passengers are responsible for all parking fees.
If a doctor has two offices we ask that you schedule with the closest office.
You may need to rideshare if two people are going to the same location.
We never charge a fee but donations are appreciated.
The average trip is 40 miles and CRIS CAT provides on average 500 rides a year.
CRIS reimburses the drivers mileage.
The success of CRIS CAT comes from our volunteers but we do however have expenses like any other business. We appreciate any amount of donation too help cover the cost of insurance, paperwork, office personnel, driver appreciation and driver mileage reimbursement
We accept donations all year.
If you want your donation to specifically go to CRIS CAT support please specify
CRIS CAT (Cazenovia Area Transporation) is a branch of the main organization CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Seniors). In 2008 a Comprehensive Plan identified the lack of local transporation for residents and this was later confirmed with the Feasibility Plan for Senor Housing in 2009. The CRIS committee met with several other nearby communities who have similar programs to find out how their programs worded. The CRIS CAT program was then tailored to suit the needs of Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner.