Do Dermatology Clinical Trials Require a Hospital Stay?

Do Dermatology Clinical Trials Require a Hospital Stay?

Clinical Trials

The decision to participate in a dermatology clinical trial requires careful consideration. While volunteer participants are important to developing new and effective treatments for various skin conditions, understanding the commitments necessary for successful trial completion is crucial to the entire process.

Does a Dermatology Clinical Trial Require Hospitalization?

Skin Care Research clinical trials are entirely outpatient, with no hospitalization or overnight observation required. We strive to minimize interference with your everyday life as much as possible, but it’s important to understand what is expected of you as a trial participant before signing up.

Clinical trial participants will be expected to attend any necessary in-person appointments and follow-ups. The appointments are crucial for monitoring progress and tracking vital feedback for the clinical process. In some cases, Skin Care Research may be able to assist with travel to and from your trial location or even provide accommodations, such as a hotel, if you are traveling a significant distance. This is strictly on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with each study’s guidelines.

Each clinical trial can vary in length from a couple of months to years. You will be asked to come in for visits multiple times over the course of the trial. These details will be explained in the informed consent document at the start of the screening appointment. Before committing to a dermatology clinical trial in Hollywood, Dallas, or any of our other locations, be sure to consider these and any other important factors, such as:

  • Child and dependent care
  • Your work schedule
  • Other important appointments 
  • Time commitment

Can I Get Reimbursement for Trial-Related Costs?

Most of our trials offer compensation for your time and travel if you qualify for the trial. All medical care associated with the trial, including medication and appointments, is provided free of cost.

Specifics about the clinical trial will be discussed with you if you are deemed to be a good fit. This includes your expected schedule and number of appointments, offered compensation, and any other responsibilities you may have. In some cases, participants may be expected to keep a log of when medication is taken and the symptoms or side effects they may experience. These details are crucial to the research and development process, so it’s important to complete them accurately.

Before committing to a clinical trial, be sure to consider all aspects of the process and your responsibilities as a participant. If you are unable to complete the trial, you may not qualify for compensation.

Applying for a Dermatology Clinical Trial

If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial to help further developments in treating chronic skin conditions, please review our list of actively enrolling trials today. If there is one you are interested in, fill out the application, and our trial coordinator will reach out to you with the next steps. After confirming your details to determine if you qualify, we will schedule an initial screening with one of our expert researchers.