Federal Government Programs
Some federal programs help pay the costs of care in clinical trials:
If you have Medicare, you may be reimbursed for some of the costs related to taking part in trials of new ways to diagnose or treat cancer.
For more detailed information:
- Read the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publication, Medicare and Clinical Research Studies
- Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s health care program. If you are covered under TRICARE, you can be reimbursed for the medical costs related to taking part in NCI-sponsored trials for cancer prevention and treatment.
For more detailed information see the Cancer Clinical Trials section of TRICARE's website.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) allows eligible veterans to take part in NCI-sponsored clinical trials at Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers. All phases and types of NCI-sponsored trials are included. For more information see Volunteering for a Clinical Trial on the VA's website or talk with your doctor.