Second Opinion

Get an Expert Opinion Without Leaving Home

Our online second opinion program offers patients access to leading specialists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, no matter where they live. If you are facing a complex medical issue or difficult treatment decision, having a second opinion from a world-class academic medical center can provide valuable guidance and peace of mind.

UCSF has partnered with Grand Rounds to deliver our expertise to patients throughout the world. This service is simple, convenient and completely confidential. Because everything is done remotely, there is no need to take time off work or travel to San Francisco.

Our online second opinion tool can be very helpful if:

  • You want a second opinion on your diagnosis
  • You want a second opinion on recommendations for surgery or a complex treatment plan

Note: It takes 10 to 14 days to receive an online second opinion. Do NOT use this service for medical emergencies or if you need immediate treatment guidance.

If this is a medical emergency, please immediately call your local emergency service number (911 in the United States) to get prompt medical attention, or go to the nearest emergency room.