Your Pathway to Peace of Mind

Second opinions from Cleveland Clinic's world-class expert physicians

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of virtual second opinions recommend a diagnosis or treatment plan change
of second opinions find a treatment plan requiring hospitalization unecessary
of patients say they will implement second opinion recommendations

Virtual Second Opinion

How It Works

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Step 1

Registration and Live Intake with a Nurse Care Manager

They’ll take it from there and get you on your path to peace of mind.

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Step 2

Records Collection and
Expedited Matching

We do all the work of collecting your medical records and then match you with a Cleveland Clinic Specialist in just a few days.

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Step 3

Expert Second Opinion

Your second opinion will be delivered via a written report and an optional virtual visit with the Cleveland Clinic physician (video not available in all locations).

Second Opinion FAQs

How Virtual Second Opinions Work

Second Opinion Options for Your Peace of Mind

We understand that everyone’s healthcare journey is unique. That’s why we offer two distinct Virtual Second Opinion (VSO) services. Every patient receives a comprehensive written report from their Cleveland Clinic physician. Our VSO with Virtual Visit option also offers a video consultation with the Cleveland Clinic physician to go over their recommendations. 

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Included with Your Second Opinion Written ReportVirtual Visit + Written Report
Live Intake with NurseBlue-checkBlue-check
Hassle-Free Concierge Record CollectionBlue-checkBlue-check
Dedicated Case NurseBlue-checkBlue-check
Written Report by Cleveland Clinic PhysicianBlue-checkBlue-check
Follow-up QuestionsBlue-checkBlue-check
Virtual Visit with Cleveland Clinic PhysicianBlue-check

Getting a Second Opinion is a Good Idea

Making Things Easy

Why Virtual Second Opinions by Cleveland Clinic?

Without travel or red tape, access Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 expert specialists, from the comfort of your home. With virtual second opinions from The Clinic, you’ll have the answers you need, right when you need them—with no added hassles or questions. You’ll be more informed and equipped to move forward.

Cleveland Clinic specialists see cases like yours on a daily basis, and have world-class expertise in more than 550 advanced subspecialties to provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. 

“I was very impressed with Dr. Burns. I particularly appreciated that he shared his plan to help me. I want my procedures to happen at the Cleveland Clinic later this month or early next month.”

– Happy Patient

Compare Your Costs

Cost ComparisonIn-Person Second OpinionsVirtual Second Opinions
TravelAverage Travel Cost
LodgingAverage Hotel
MealsMeals Out
Meals at Home
Lost WagesDays Off Work
We do all the work for you.
Time & EffortHours Gathering Info
2 weeks
Footnotes: 1. The combined price of the average cost of a domestic flight 5 and rental car 6, 2. Average cost for two nights,
3. Average costs of home-cooked meals vs meals out for two people over two days, 4. Average wait time for an appointment with a specialist
5. Average cost of a round trip domestic coach airfare, 6. Average cost for two days

Why Virtual Second Opinions by Cleveland Clinic?

Virtual Second Opinions on Virtually Any Condition

Find Answers About a Second Opinion for Your Condition

Your Pathway to Peace of Mind

Get a second opinion by one of Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 specialists

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