The Northwest Clinical Research Center is a specialized medical center providing medical evaluation and care at no cost for community members interested in participating in clinical trials. Clinical trials are systematic processes for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the medications we need and use every day.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

Your voluntary participation in a clinical trial provides invaluable medical information for yourself and others. Without volunteers, medical treatment advances would not be possible and the safety and benefits of medications would not be ensured. If you wish to participate in a trial, specially qualified physicians, counselors, and staff will see you for an evaluation of your condition and determine if any current or future clinical trials may be right for you. All of this is provided for you at no cost.

What we do for our community of patients?

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical research services and interim care (before and after studies) to our patients. We are proud to have provided services such as clinical evaluations, diagnostic tests, care management, and educational guidance to the community for over 20 years by partnering with the pharmaceutical industry on research endeavors. Patient care is our top priority and we ensure all patients feel welcome regardless of entry into a clinical trial. Experience, specialized expertise, and appreciation for our patients underscore every service we provide.

History and Experience

NWCRC has participated extensively in the development and assessment of over 30 medications that have gone to market, providing valuable and wide-ranging benefits to the scientific and medical community. These medications include: Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Celexa, Buspar, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Lexapro, Cymbalta, Abilify, Maintaina, Viibryd, Rexulti, Vyvanse, Intuniv, Savella, Strattera, Fetzima, Vraylar, Cialis, and Ritalin-Long Acting. Research conducted by NWCRC has been published in top medical journals and presented at national and international scientific meetings.

Arif Khan, M.D., Medical Director and Principal Investigator at the Center, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan has published more than 150 scientific papers. He serves as a Board Member for the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and as a reviewer for such journals as The Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and Biological Psychiatry. He continues an active research career and presents his work at national and international scientific meetings.

Serving You Locally

NWCRC is located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington. We are easily accessible from Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound area (drawing from over 3.5 million people).

We are located near the 520 freeway with a public bus stop in front of our building and plenty of free parking. Additionally for your convenience, we have a transportation team on staff with friendly and professional drivers available to transport patients to and from appointments.