You and your family can get a second opinion on a diagnosis or treatment from some of the leading doctors in the world. You can get a second
opinion wherever you are.
Examples of subjects you can discuss
An existing diagnosis
A chronic condition
An existing treatment plan
It covers everyone in your family
You, your partner and your children under the age of 24 can get a second opinion when
you need to. However, special terms apply to your cohabitant and your partner’s
You and the following family members can get a second opinion:
your spouse/registered partner
your cohabitant with whom you have lived in a conjugal relationship at a shared address the
last two years before he/she wants to use the health package
your biological or adopted children aged 0–24
your spouse’s/registered partner’s biological or adopted children aged 0-24. To be covered,
the child must live at the same address as you at the time when the child needs to use the
your cohabitant’s biological or adopted children aged 0-24. To be covered, the child must live
at the same address as you at the time when the child needs to use the health package. An
additional requirement is that you and your cohabitant have been living together in a conjugal
relationship and at a shared address for the last two years before the child needs to use the
In order to be considered to share the same address, you must both be registered at the same official
address. For children, the shared address is not considered to have ceased if a child temporarily
lives in another home if such stay forms part of the child’s education – for example a stay at a
continuation school (efterskole).
How to get a second opinion
If you want a second opinion, you need to describe the diagnosis and the proposed course of treatment. You can also get a second opinion on an existing diagnosis, upcoming surgery, a chronic condition or an existing treatment plan. The information will then be sent to a Danish doctor, who will discuss the information with you at a time that suits you.
Based on your conversation, the doctor will prepare a medical record and send it to a team of international experts. When the experts have reviewed your case, the Danish doctor will receive it for approval, and you will get a report from the Danish doctor and a follow-up consultation.
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