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Clinical Trials and the Uninsured

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Sponsors of clinical trials pay for the treatment. However, there are frequently costs associated with the trial that participants rather than the sponsor have to pay for.  For instance, the cost of ongoing blood work.

If money is an issue, tell the sponsor about your financial situation and ask if it can cover costs that a participant normally has to pay. The sponsor may pay part or all of the expense.

For money that you have to pay, we have information about sources of money to help pay for a clinical trial. See: How To Raise Money When You Need It.

Note that some clinical trials will not enroll people in the trial if there is no health insurance to pay these costs.One way to obtain insurance is to qualify for Medicaid. To learn about eligiblity and what you can do to qualify, click here. Before applying, ask if the sponsor will help. Sponsors frequently help in order to allow people to participate.

  • For information about clinical trials, including questions to ask before joining, click here.
  • For information about how to obtain health insurance despite your health history, click here.

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