If your child is sick or dealing with confusing symptoms, it can be hard to know what the best next step is. Our pediatric experts are here to provide answers and give you confidence in your treatment decision. As the best children’s hospital in our region, Children’s Hospital Colorado provides second opinions for a wide range of conditions to ensure your child receives the best care.
Find the specialties that offer second opinions, schedule an initial informational call or learn more about each specialty below.
What is a second opinion?
A second opinion allows our world-class specialists to review your child’s diagnosis, symptoms or treatment plan and offer their expert opinion about your care options. We collect your child’s health history in an initial informational phone call.
Then, your family has an in-person second opinion appointment with one of our doctors, or team of providers, who review your child’s medical records and examines them in person. We give you a thorough assessment of your child’s condition or symptoms, including treatment recommendations.
How do you get a second opinion for your child?
At Children’s Colorado, we offer two options for getting a second opinion from our experts: in-person and virtual.
In-person second opinions
Seeing one of our pediatric providers face-to-face for a second opinion is easy. First, schedule an initial informational phone call with our team. We’ll collect your child’s health information, determine who the best provider is for your child and schedule your appointment.
Virtual second opinions
Our virtual second opinion allows you to get a consultation from our experts, no matter where you live. Simply fill out our virtual second opinion form and a nurse will contact you to gather your child’s health information, explain the virtual second opinion process and connect you with the best specialist for your child. A virtual second opinion costs $750 and a nurse will walk you through the payment process.