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Costs and Financial Assistance

The clinical trial may pay for the treatment or drug that they’re studying. However, you may also get standard treatment in the trial. A standard treatment is widely used (and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) to treat a certain disease. If you receive standard treatment in a clinical trial, your insurance company is usually billed for it. Whether or not your insurance will pay for the standard treatment depends on the health insurance plan you have. 

Every health insurance plan is different, so before you join a clinical trial talk to your health insurance company. They can help you find out what your insurance will pay for and what you will have to pay for yourself. 

Financial Assistance 
Our financial assistance program helps qualified patients pay for the following travel costs: 
  • Air travel: for you and your companion 
  • Ground transportation: gas, parking and public transit (bus/train/cab/etc.)
  • Accommodations: hotel, temporary housing and incidentals

Your medical team will need to complete and submit the application on your behalf. Access the online application here.

If you have any questions, please email patientgrants@nmdp.org or contact one of our Clinical Trial Navigators at 1 (888) 814-8610