Aurora Health Care Second Opinion FAQs

Second Opinion Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about requesting a second opinion, you're not alone. Here are several common questions we recieve, and the answers we offer to our patients.

Will My Doctor Be Offended That I'm Seeking a Second Medical Opinion?

Getting a second opinion is not an indication that you distrust your doctor. He or she will understand that you need to be absolutely sure you're getting the most effective treatment possible. In fact, your doctor would probably urge you to get a second opinion from experts like those practicing at Aurora Health Care.

Does Insurance Cover Second Opinions?

Some insurance plans will pay for second opinions while others will not. It's best to check with your health insurance provider about your particular plan.

How Much Does a Second Opinion Consultation Cost?

The cost of your second opinion consultation depends on the nature and complexity of your condition as well as the number of specialists involved in your consultation. Costs range anywhere from $250 to $1,000.

Who Will Receive the Results of My Second Opinion Consultation?

You designate the person or persons to receive your report. These may include your personal physician and anyone else involved in your treatment. Aurora will release your report only to the individuals you name.

What Steps Should I Follow to Get My Second Opinion?

You can complete our second opinion email form or call us at 888-649-6892, anytime, day or night. If you call after hours, an operator will take your name and phone number. A Second Opinion Coordinator will return your call the next business day.

The Second Opinion Coordinator is an experienced nurse who can answer your questions and can arrange an appointment time. Aurora will even have your medical records and test results transferred.

Whatever the conclusions you and our physicians reach, there's never any obligation to choose Aurora or our physicians for treatment.

Which of Aurora's Clinical Specialties Allow Online Second Opinion Requests?

You can get a second opinion online with these clinical specialties:

How Else Can I Contact Aurora's Second Opinion Program?

To ask questions or schedule an appointment call the Second Opinion Program at 888-649-6892