Participating in Clinical Trials

Frequently Asked Questions

29. How much does it cost to be in a clinical trial and will my insurance cover it?

Your health insurance coverage may not include all the patient care costs related to a clinical trial. You may have to pay for care which is not a part of the routine tests or procedures that your insurance normally covers.

Medicare does cover some trial costs. You may get some payment from the researchers to cover expenses like transportation. Each trial is different, so be sure to ask the trial administrator about costs.