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Second Medical Opinion FAQ

Frequently asked questions about our second medical opinion service.

Who is this service for?

The second medical opinion service is available for all Bupa Global members seeking information that will give them confidence in their medical diagnosis and treatment plan.

How do I access the second medical opinion service?

Bupa Global members can access this service via their personalised website, MembersWorld or by calling our General Enquiries line (+44 (0)1273 323 563) and speaking to one of our advisors.

Once I have made contact, how does the process work?

Our advisors will assess the case, and then pass details on to Advance Medical. If appropriate they will assign a doctor to contact you to discuss your case in more detail.
If required, the doctor will help to gather all the relevant information, including tests, scans and reports.

Your details will be reviewed by one or more leading experts in the field, and a report is compiled which reviews your diagnosis and treatment plan. If any changes are recommended, the report is discussed with your treating doctor. And because this is all done by correspondence, you don’t have to travel anywhere to get your second medical opinion.

Does receiving this service change what treatment I am covered for?

No - you are only ever covered for the treatment detailed in your membership guide, even if an Advance Medical expert discusses treatment with you that is not covered by your plan.

Who are the medical experts providing the service?

Advance Medical’s experts are international medical professionals in disease knowledge. They are the eminent source for information within the medical community because of the importance of their publications, the number of cases they have successfully treated and their prestigious standing at the leading medical centres around the world.

What are the advantages of the service?

Our members can access the expertise and opinions of the world’s most relevant experts for their specific situation, without needing to travel.
You can:
  • get answers to your direct medical questions
  • receive a written medical report in just a few days
  • be supported by a team of doctors who oversee every aspect of the second medical opinion service

Will using this service affect my insurance premiums in any way?

No, your premiums will not be affected in any way as a result of using this service.

Can I read real life case studies of people helped by this service?

Yes, Advance Medical have produced a variety of case studies to show how the service can help.

Who are Advance Medical?

Since 1999, Advance Medical has been offering patient-focused medical services across the globe from its offices in the United States, Spain, Hungary, and Chile.

Where can I find out more about the second medical opinion service?

Our members can contact us via our MembersWorld website or call our General Enquiries line on +44 (0)1273 323 563 and speak to one of our advisors.