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Second Opinions

When faced with complex medical questions or decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan for your child, having an expert second opinion from the world’s leading pediatric specialists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s can provide peace of mind that your child is getting the best care.

We offer two options for second opinions:

  • Schedule an in-person appointment in Boston. Contact our new patient coordinators, and we will schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible. (See our contact information or use our appointment request form.)
  • Use our Online Second Opinion Program to receive a second opinion from our specialists without having to leave your home. (See details below.)

Online Second Opinion Program

An expert online second opinion from the #1 children's hospital can reassure you that you are getting the best care for your child — from the comfort of your home. We've partnered with Summus & PinnacleCare, leading healthcare organizations that connect patients to experts no matter where they are. Everything is done online and securely, saving you the time and expense of traveling to Boston.

Please visit the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Online Second Opinion page for more information and FAQs.

Note: This program is NOT designed to handle medical emergencies. If this is a medical emergency, please immediately call your local emergency service number (911 in the U.S.) to get prompt medical attention, or go to your nearest hospital, emergency room, or urgent care center.