Get an Online Second Opinion from Top Physicians at UChicago Medicine

Whether you are facing a complex health issue or difficult treatment decision, getting a second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your care. With our remote second opinion service, you can get a written or telehealth second opinion from UChicago Medicine experts without having to leave home.

Schedule an In-Person or Telehealth (Video) Second Opinion

If you’d like an in-person second opinion or a video visit please call 1-888-824-0200 or submit a form to request an appointment.

Get a Remote Written Second Opinion

Through our partnership with PinnacleCare VirtualConnect, you will have a care team to help you through every step of this process. The service is convenient, confidential and easy to get started.

  1. Sign up through our platform.
  2. A coordinator will connect with you and gather medical records.
  3. A UChicago Medicine specialist will review your case and write a comprehensive report about your diagnosis and treatment options.

Note: This program should not be accessed for urgent or emergency situations that require immediate medical assistance.

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Online medical second opinions start at $750. This fee is usually not covered by insurance. Included in this fee are:

  • A dedicated care coordinator
  • Collection of medical records
  • Medical review by an expert UChicago Medicine physician
  • Written opinion from a physician with answers to your top questions
  • Personalized debrief telephone call with a physician
  • Access to the UChicago Medicine referral network

*Please note that depending on the complexity of your case, there may be additional fees for Radiology and Pathology interpretations.

The Benefits of Getting an Online Second Opinion

  •  We do all the work—a dedicated coordinator gathers all necessary medical records and questions you have regarding the diagnosis.
  • It is fast! At UChicago Medicine we strive to turnaround second opinions within 72 hours of the physician receiving comprehensive medical records.
  • There’s a one-time fee. Written second opinions start at $750. More complex cases that require radiology or pathology review may incur additional charges.

Get an Online Second Opinion When:

  • There is a new diagnosis and/or treatment plan
  • A change in treatment plan has been recommended
  • Surgery or an invasive procedure has been recommended
  • The diagnosis is unclear

Frequently Asked Questions