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International Virtual Second Opinions

Virtual Second Opinions Provide Peace of Mind to International Patients

If you’ve received a new diagnosis or aren’t seeing results from your current treatment plan, a virtual medical consultation can provide a second opinion. With The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, international patients have direct access to Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 specialists. With no travel needed and no red tape, it’s easy to get a second opinion, all from the comfort of your home. 

Why Us

Getting started is as simple as registering online to get connected with one of Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 world-renowned specialists. Typically, patients can receive a written report within two weeks, with many patients receiving their second opinion in a matter of days. 

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Why Choose Cleveland Clinic?

  • Second opinions for nearly any health concern
  • Convenient, seamless digital experience
  • No travel time or travel expenses
  • Our specialists are internationally renowned
  • We match you with one of Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 specialists in over 550 subspecialties
  • You’ll receive your report within an average of two weeks after you upload your records

The Process

No more stress and no more hassle—just an expert review of your case with ​​an industry-leading turnaround time so you can move forward with treatment right away. 

1. Online Registration

You’ll start the process by registering online and submitting details of your second opinion request.

2. Medical Records Review

We’ll carefully review your medical records after you upload them via our online platform.

3. Expert Matching and Review

Our care team will match you with one of Cleveland Clinic’s 3,500 expert doctors who is specialized in your specific condition to ensure that you will receive the highest-quality review of your diagnosis and/or treatment plan. The expert specialist will then review and prepare your second opinion report.

4. Delivery of Your Second Opinion

A written report of your second opinion will be delivered to you within two weeks after you upload your records.

It’s fast, convenient, and secure.

When Should You Consider a Virtual Second Opinion?

You may choose to consider a second opinion if you: 

  • Have been diagnosed with a serious or rare health condition (a diagnosis is required for a second opinion).
  • Have a condition that isn’t improving or is getting worse despite treatment.
  • Have been told a health condition is not treatable.
  • Are considering a treatment that involves significant risks, such as surgery.
  • Need guidance in choosing from multiple treatment options.
  • Want confirmation about a diagnosis or treatment.

How Much Do Virtual Second Opinions Cost?

For international patients, the all-inclusive cost for a virtual second opinion is $2,500 (USD).

Our virtual care solution ensures that you won’t have to incur travel costs like flights, hotels, or rental cars to talk to a specialist—you’ll talk to a specialist from the comfort of your home. 

We regret that we cannot offer Virtual Second Opinions in the following countries:
  • Australia
  • China
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Russian Federation
  • Sweden
  • Turkey