Second Opinion

Few decisions in life are as important as choosing the right path of care for your child, especially if you're far from a major medical center. That's why Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, through our Second Opinion Program, offers you convenient, online access to our complete staff of physician specialists. With a Second Opinion from Children's Hospital, you can be better informed about the decisions you need to make about your child's health.

What to Expect When You Contact Children's for a Second Opinion

A request for a second opinion must be coordinated through your child’s physician.

Our experts will:  

  • Review your child’s medical information 
  • Answer questions by your physician
  • Provide a comprehensive report that your doctor can discuss and share with you 

Based on this information, you can decide whether to travel to Children's Hospital for treatment or stay in your hometown for local treatment. And if you're contacting us from outside the U.S., you can be sure our International Services staff will be available to assist with translation and other needs. 

Contact Us 

A specialist from our Telemedicine Center is waiting to assist you. 

Phone: +1-412-692-8633 

Email: telemedicine@chp.edu 

Contact us

A member of our International Services team is waiting to assist you. Our experts are available to respond to questions by phone and e-mail within three business days.

Phone: +1-412-692-3000

Email: international@chp.edu