Let the doctor come to you with our Second Opinions

About Virtual Second Opinions

How Virtual Second Opinions Can Help You

It is standard medical practice to seek a second opinion, especially when faced with a new diagnosis or treatment plan. After you and your doctor register for Second Opinions and send your health information, your Brigham Health provider will send a consultation back in about a week.

For 200 years, patients have traveled to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access the expertise of Brigham Health’s providers from the comfort of your home.

Many patients with complex medical questions or concerns may be looking for answers, alternatives, or peace of mind. If you are unsure about your treatment plan, have symptoms that have not been explained, or have been diagnosed with a life-changing illness, an online second opinion can help. After you and your doctor register for Second Opinions and send your health information, a Brigham Health provider will send a consultation back in about a week. Cases that include imaging interpretations or biopsies reviews may take about 10 business days.

Register for a Second Opinion

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Virtual Second Opinions

How do I get a Second Opinion?

Please go to our online second opinion website for more information about our program or to start the process by registering.

What information do I need from my doctor to get a Second Opinion?

We will need your medical records and possibly any imaging or biopsies related to your case. Click on our consultation guidelines to learn more about what is needed.

How do Second Opinions work?

Partners Online Second Opinions is a physician-to-physician second opinion service that helps patients and their local physicians obtain second opinions from the specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital without needing to travel to Boston. Simply register as a patient, and ask your physician to request the second opinion on your behalf. We make it easy for you and/or your physician to share your clinical records, so our Brigham and Women’s Hospital specialist can provide your second opinion.

How much does a Second Opinion cost?
  • Specialist Opinion: $950 each
  • Imaging Review: $375 each
  • Biopsy Review: $425 each*

*Prices are subject to change based on services provided.

Learn more about the specific pricing of these services.

If I have additional questions, who should I contact?

Please feel free to reach us by email if you need any additional information. Our email address is consultsinfo@partners.org.