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International Remote Second Opinion Program

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The Children’s National International Remote Second Opinion (RSO) Program provides you and your child access to leading pediatric specialists at Children’s National Hospital, so you can be informed of your options prior to deciding on your child’s care – without ever having to travel outside of your home country.

Our program offers:

  • A designated clinical intake team who will assist you through every step of the process
  • Easy online submission process for your child’s clinical information and radiology studies 
  • Medical review by Children’s National pediatric specialists
  • Comprehensive written medical second opinion report
  • Post-opinion follow-up and assistance with referrals

How the Remote Second Opinion Program Works

    What will my remote second opinion report include?

    The Remote Second Opinion Process

    Step 1: Submit a Request

    Step 2: Assigning an Expert

    Step 3: Review of Medical Information


    Children’s National provides second opinions as a resource for consultative medical advice and treatment recommendations for patients and/or families who seek a second opinion on their medical conditions. This service is different from the diagnostic service typically provided by a physician. This is because the physician providing this service will not have the benefit of information that would be obtained by examining the patient in person, observing their physical condition, or conducting diagnostic testing to the specifications of the physician. Therefore, the physician may not be aware of facts or information that would affect the physician´s medical opinion of the patient´s condition. In some cases, these facts may be critical to the opinion. Children’s National is not responsible for potential errors in opinion resulting from missing, incomplete, poorly translated or illegible records, or poor-quality images.