In certain circumstances of special gravity, a second medical opinion can be requested from another doctor about the diagnosis or the treatment that has been received for a disease. In this case, the second medical opinion report issued by this doctor is contrasted with the diagnosis or the initial treatment.

To request a second medical opinion, a request form must be completed and submitted to the customer service unit of the center where the illness was diagnosed or to an official registration unit.

If the second medical opinion is different from the first, it is possible to choose between receiving care or treatment in the first center or in the one that issued the new diagnosis.

For more information, consult DECREE 125/2007, of June 5, which regulates the right to obtain a second medical opinion.