Online Second Opinions

Opiniones rápidas de expertos

An expert online second opinion from the #1 children's hospital can offer you reassurance that you are getting the best care for your child — from the comfort of your home.

  • 20 percent of all second opinions we provide result in a change in diagnosis.*
  • 68 percent result in some change in recommended treatment.
  • 33 percent of treatment recommendations are major changes.

* — Reflects data for all completed opinions from the time period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2019.

¿Cómo funciona?

We've partnered with Grand Rounds, a leading healthcare organization in connecting patients to experts, no matter where you are. When you request an online second opinion, you will be assigned a personal care coordinator and staff physician from Grand Rounds. They will guide you through the medical records collection process, handle all other logistics, and answer questions along the way. A Boston Children's Hospital pediatric specialist will review your child's records remotely, answer your questions, and provide a detailed report — 7 to 10 business days after medical records are received. Todo se hace en línea y de forma segura, lo que le permite ahorrar tiempo y los gastos que conlleva un viaje a Boston.

The first step to getting your online second opinion from a Boston Children's physician is to create an account by clicking "Start My Second Opinion." You will be guided through a series of questions to complete your request. Tan solo provea la información básica de su hijo junto con las preguntas que desea que el médico de Boston Children's responda. We'll take care of everything else.

If your child has a genetic component to their condition, has received genetic testing, or you are looking for more information on genetic testing please visit our Precision Medicine Service.

If the Boston Children’s expert assigned to your request determines that the case is not appropriate for an online evaluation, he/she will let your Grand Rounds care coordinator know and they will work with you on next steps.

“I will be forever grateful for second opinions and the Boston Children's team willing to fight for us.”

"I will forever be grateful for second opinions and the Boston Children’s team willing to fight for us," Jett

¿Cuánto cuesta?

An online second opinion from Boston Children’s costs $975 for Cancer & Blood Disorder conditions and $675 for all other conditions.

For more detail on Cancer & Blood Disorder cases, please see the FAQ section.

Actualmente, la mayoría de los planes de seguros de salud internacionales no cubren las segundas opiniones o consultas en línea.

If the Boston Children’s physician reviewing the case suggests another review of pathology results, your personal care coordinator will contact you regarding next steps. Please note that an additional fee may be charged.

¿Cuánto demorará el proceso?

The turnaround time for this service is 7 to 10 business days from the time Grand Rounds receives medical records. Este programa NO está diseñado para atender emergencias médicas ni para proporcionar orientación para tratamientos de urgencia. Si esto es una emergencia médica, comuníquese de inmediato con su número de servicio de emergencia local (911 en los EE. UU.) o acuda al hospital, sala de emergencia o centro de atención de urgencias más cercano. No se base en comunicaciones electrónicas para la atención de problemas médicos de urgencia.