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Lehigh Center for Clinical Research provides clinical trials for many disorders and illnesses, from depression and PTSD to binge eating and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a great option to pursue if you’re uninsured or haven’t had success with other treatment options; however, we understand that a clinical trial may seem scary at first, especially if it’s your first time.

We are here to make you feel more comfortable with the experience by giving you some more detailed information below of what you can expect so you’re better prepared.

What is Clinical Research?

A clinical study is a type of study that uses volunteers to learn more about a specific medical condition. Oftentimes, clinical studies allow participants to try new medications and treatments as well as test new medical products. This allows researchers to learn more about new ways to treat various conditions, and it may provide some participants with relief from these conditions. Study participants meet with a board-certified physician at no cost, receive free medical examinations, free study medications, and are often compensated for their time and travel.

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Help Others. Help Yourself.

You may be asking yourself, “why should I participate in a clinical trial?” Well, that answer is easy! By enrolling in clinical trials, you not only may gain access to new medications that can help you with your ailment, but it will also help others gain wider access to treatment methods that may help them with their symptoms too. Clinical trials are essential in gaining a better understanding of disorders, finding successful treatments to help with those disorders, and helping researchers learn more about.

Every FDA approved medication or treatment option has undergone clinical trials to ensure its overall safety and effectiveness. While researchers are hard at work to find a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, an approved vaccine would not be possible without individuals volunteering to participate in clinical trials. You can do your part to not only.

Don’t Believe the Myths

Afraid to enroll in a clinical trial because of myths that you’ve heard? There are many misconceptions surrounding clinical trials, so it’s important to understand the difference between fact and fiction.

MYTH: Clinical trials are experimental and use participants as “human guinea pigs”
FACT: That is far from the truth. Participants have a series of rights they are entitled to, including understanding the purpose of the study and any known risks involved.

MYTH: Clinical trials are dangerous
FACT: At the Lehigh Center for Clinical Research, we provide a comfortable environment and take many precautions to protect the safety of our participants. All trials are run by qualified physicians that care for the participants’ safety and are open with participants about the possible risks and benefits involved.

MYTH: Once I enroll, I need to finish the trial
FACT: Every participant has the right to withdraw from a clinical trial for ANY reason at ANY time.

If you’re interested in participating in one of our clinical trials, but you have some questions before enrolling, we’d be happy to answer them for you! Contact us today to speak to one of our team members.

No ride? No Problem!

Is reliable transportation an issue? We’re here to help! Let us know by reaching out to Fran@lehighcenter.com and we can make transportation arrangements for you through Lyft.

The Lehigh Valley is a big place. Unsure of where we’re located? Visit our directions page for a better sense of where you’re going. If the GPS can’t get you right to our office, give us a call at 610-820-0342, and we’ll help you find your way.

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We Value Your Time

Interested in applying for a clinical trial in the Lehigh Valley, but feel you should be compensated? We agree! Oftentimes, compensation and incentives are provided for your time and travel, but it varies by study.

Possible incentives may include:

  • Childcare Reimbursement
  • Transportation Services
  • Food Voucher
  • Monetary Stipend
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Breast Milk Bank
  • Study Medication Diary Compliance Card Reward

For specific information regarding compensation, feel free to give our office a call at 610-820-0342. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

It’s Always Your Choice

We get it — life gets busy and while you may have had the freedom in your schedule to enroll in a clinical trial, your availability may change during the duration of the trial, preventing you from continuing. You can feel rest assured that your choice to continue the trial is up to you. You can withdraw from the trial at ANY time and for ANY reason.

We want to make sure you’re comfortable participating, and we would never make you do something you’re not comfortable with. If you decide that the treatment isn’t what you had in mind or doesn’t seem to be working, you always have the option to continue or back out.

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Accessibility to the Things You Need

You won’t have to go too far from the Lehigh Center for Clinical Research to find what you will need. Everything you will need to complete the clinical trials will be provided to you right here and you will never be required to provide any of the materials needed to complete the study, including medication.

The center has access to a pharmacy, space dedicated for a monitor visit, dry ice, an emergency room and so much more. For a complete list of everything accessible through the Lehigh Center’s office or building, check here.

In addition, our building’s convenient location at 401 N. 17th St Allentown, PA allows easy access to many great nearby restaurants, stores, parks, and gas stations for you to visit before or after your appointments.

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Health and Safety

The Lehigh Center takes health and safety seriously. We are complying with all health and safety measures outlined by the CDC and are following all state mandates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will always wear the required PPE, and we are spacing appointment times, so we can minimize contact between participants and appropriately wipe down and sanitize spaces.

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Diverse Studies

The Lehigh Center provides clinical trials for a variety of conditions. Clinical trials we’ve conducted in the Lehigh Valley have included research on:

  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Anxiety

View our current studies here.

The Lehigh Center has been providing top quality care to our participants and reliable data to our pharmaceutical partners for 15 years. Are you ready to help us find tomorrow’s cures today? Find the study you would like to participate in, and call our office or apply online today.