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How to Request a Medical Second Opinion
Ready to request your remote (online) medical second opinion from Johns Hopkins Neuroradiology. Follow these eight steps to get started today.
Step 1: Talk to your physician
Discuss with your physician why you would like to have a second opinion from Johns Hopkins Neuroradiology. After reviewing our terms and conditions, print and complete the Consultation Request Form and have your physician sign it. We are unable to provide this service without your physician's acknowledgement and permission.
We cannot offer medical second opinions to patients who are residents of or have current mailing addresses in Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, New York, and North Dakota. If you are a resident of one of these states and wish to have a second opinion from a Johns Hopkins neuroradiologist, we are happy to assist you in making an appointment to be seen at one of our offices in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Please call 410-464-6555.
Step 2: Gather your medical records
Review the Second Opinion Checklist with your physician to determine which diagnostic imaging tests are appropriate to send to Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroradiology and obtain a copy of the radiology images and corresponding reports of those diagnostic studies you have undergone in the course of being treated for your condition. Electronic records of your radiology images are preferred for quality purposes. Please note that your physician's office and/or hospital may charge a fee for providing you a copy of your records. Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroradiology is not responsible for fees charged by other health care providers in the assembling of your radiology images for a medical second opinion.
Step 3: Fill out the Patient Intake Form
Complete the online Patient Intake Form. When completed, print and include it with your applicable radiological images and corresponding reports.
Step 4: Fill out the Medical History Questionnaire
Complete the Patient Medical History Questionnaire and include it with your applicable radiological images and corresponding reports.
Step 5: Fill out the Patient Disclaimer Form
Carefully review, date, and sign the Patient Disclaimer Form.
Step 6: Fill out the Payment Authorization
Complete the online Payment Authorization. When completed, print, sign and include it with your radiological images and corresponding reports. If payment authorization is not provided, Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroradiology is not responsible for fees charged by other health care providers in the assembling of your images and corresponding reports for a medical second opinion.
Step 7: Mail in your completed documents
Please send us the following completed documents:
- Consultation Request Form
- Applicable radiology images and corresponding reports
- Patient Intake Form
- Patient Medical History Questionnaire
- Patient Disclaimer Form
- Payment Authorization Form
Johns Hopkins Medical Second Opinion Program
ATTN: Johns Hopkins USA
1300 Thames Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21231
Tel (toll free): 1-855-695-4872
We recommend all correspondence be sent via a courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL, registered US Postal Mail, etc.) that tracks the delivery of packages and requires a signature when the package you sent arrives at Johns Hopkins. Johns Hopkins does not assume liability for medical records lost by any courier, nor does Johns Hopkins endorse a specific courier. The patient assumes all liability related to the decision to use a particular courier or mail service.
Step 8: Receive your medical second opinion
Within 10 business days of receipt of your radiological images and reports, a Johns Hopkins full-time faculty member will mail written reports to your referring physician.