Support > Insurance & Paying for Care > Clinical Trials

Financial assistance and resources for clinical trial participants

Please note that FORCE does not provide financial assistance. However, we are happy to share these resources.

  • Lazarex Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance for some medical expenses not covered by insurance for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
  • Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit organization that works to protect the rights and ensure access to affordable health care for people with Medicare.
  • The Medicare & Clinical Research Studies pamphlet gives an overview of participation in clinical trials for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • TRICARE covers Cancer Clinical Trials through a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which includes cancer prevention and treatment studies.

Travel & Lodging

  • ACS Hotel Lodging program provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging.
  • Air Charity Network provides free air transportation to specialized healthcare facilities, supporting patients participating in clinical trials.
  • Airbnb provides grant funding that provides free housing for patients traveling for cancer treatment.
  • Corporate Angel Network transports cancer patients to the hospital where they need to be in order to receive a specialized form of treatment. 
  • Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. 
  • Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a discounted place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
  • Mercy Medical Angels assists with paying for short- and long-distance travel for those who need treatment/participating in a clinical trial.
  • Road to Recovery has several transportation assistance programs across the U.S. and supports patients participating in clinical trials.