Get a Second Opinion from a Doctor at Lurie Children's

If your child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition or illness, consider getting a second opinion from the pediatric specialists at Lurie Children's. A second opinion from Lurie Children's can offer peace of mind that your child is receiving appropriate medical care. Choose the option that works best for you and your family.

In-person Appointment

We offer second opinion programs for several of our specialties. See below for more information on those programs. 

For all other second opinion inquiries, call 1.800.KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362). 

Second Opinion Programs

The Priority Second Opinion Program, part of Lurie Children's Heart Center, is designed for children with existing diagnosed heart defects whose parents are looking for the best possible medical management and surgical treatment of their condition. It is a multidisciplinary program that brings together the opinions of a diverse team of healthcare specialists, giving your child the most holistic evaluation possible in an outpatient setting.

Learn more about our Priority Second Opinion Program

Lurie Children's Brain Tumor Board accepts referrals from providers across the country. Learn more about the Brain Tumor Referral Process

Our Diagnostic and Consultation Service provides consultations for complex pediatric medical issues without a clear diagnosis. It is a fast, simple way for physicians to have patients evaluated and entered in to the Lurie Children's Health System. The service serves as a second opinion source; it does not assume primary care of any referred patients.

If a consult is beyond the area of expertise of the division, the service can help make an appropriate referral to another Lurie Children's sub-specialist. No subsequent referrals are made without the primary care physician's approval. The service strives to see patients within one week of referral. Written and phone reports are made promptly to referring physicians.

If you are a physician and are interested in referring a patient for this service, please contact the diagnostic and consultation service at 312.227.6690.

Online Second Opinion

Get access to Lurie Children's specialists and expertise without travelling through our convenient, confidential Online Second Opinion Program.