Clinical Trials: What to Expect
Participating in a clinical research trial has many benefits. You’ll not only receive free medical care and exclusive access to innovative medical treatments — you’ll be part of research that can have a positive impact on the advancement of global healthcare. If you’re considering enrolling in one of our current trials, here’s what to expect:
Signing up for a clinical trial
You may have seen ads or flyers for a clinical trial, or been referred by your doctor. Either way, if you would like to participate in a clinical trial, you can get started by contacting our facility. We will take your information, determine which studies you may qualify for, and schedule the next steps.
All of our clinical trials include compensation for time and travel. Details of compensation will be discussed at your initial visit.
Informed consent consultation
At your initial consultation, we will provide an informed consent form for you to review and sign. You will have the opportunity to speak with our staff and the doctor who will be managing your clinical trial, so we can answer any questions you might have.
Once you sign the informed consent form, we will schedule your clinical trial at a time that is convenient for you.
The purpose of the screening visit is to determine whether you qualify for the study you have signed up for.
Your screening visit includes a physical exam. You might have bloodwork or other testing such as EKG or spirometry or fill out a questionnaire/ review medical history (if that has not already been done at the informed consent consult). This visit and other study-related medical care is performed free of charge to you.
After your screening visit, if you qualify for the study, we will schedule your next visit. Please keep in mind that the timing of your next visit will vary, depending on the format of the clinical trial.
During the trial
Procedures vary greatly from trial to trial, so we make sure to inform you about your specific study protocols at your initial and screening visits. Rest assured, you will be in the hands of our trained professionals every step of the way. We monitor your progress and are always available to answer your questions.
Our facilities are equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, and other amenities to ensure your comfort throughout the clinical trial.
After the study
After 30 days, you can be eligible to participate in another trial. To maintain the safety of our patients and the integrity of the clinical trial, patients can only participate in one clinical trial at a time.