A medical second opinion service that significantly improves healthcare outcomes

At MediGuide we understand, many of us from personal experience, that a serious or life-threatening medical diagnosis can be overwhelming and stressful. Likewise, the decisions you make following your initial diagnosis can have a critical impact on your health. Getting a medical second opinion, not only helps you to better understand your condition but also the treatment options available to you.

Concerned about offending your physician?

Most people tend to shop around before making a major purchase but when it comes to their health and wellbeing, they are less inclined to get a second opinion. Comparing medical advice is not about not trusting your physician or being in denial of your condition. In fact, many physicians agree that a medical second opinion adds value. It also gives you the confidence and peace of mind to know that you have done everything you can to ensure the best possible healthcare outcome for you or your loved ones.

Why choose MediGuide?

When diagnosed with a medical condition you want clear answers. You want the best advice from the top medical minds at world-leading medical centers. Our remote medical second opinion service means no geographic limitations - quick access to a review of your diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment by a team of experts, at no additional cost to you. Still unsure? Consider this. In 91.43% of the cases we evaluated in 2022 alone: in 88.23% of cases there was a change in treatment choice, and in 3.20% of cases there was a change in diagnosis.

MediGuide and Irish Life If you have a protection plan from Irish Life you may be entitled to access the medical second opinion service provided by MediGuide. This service is available on all Irish Life protection plans taken out from 2014 onwards, at no extra cost to you, and is also available to some members of your immediate family.

Operating independently from Irish Life, the entire medical second opinion process is handled by MediGuide, who guide you through your healthcare journey. Irish Life do not provide the medical second opinion and have no access to your medical records or the results of the medical second opinion. As a result:

  • Irish Life accepts no liability for the second opinion service provided by MediGuide
  • Your access to the service is subject to MediGuide terms and conditions
  • Irish Life cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of the medical second opinion service to our customers
  • The medical second opinion service may be withdrawn or changed in the future

To get the process started  

Have your Irish Life plan number on hand, and free-call MediGuide on 1800 94 83 50. The medical second opinion process takes up to 10 days for you to receive a full independent review of your diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Your medical second opinion evaluation occurs remotely. This means your evaluation is conducted not just by one specialist but a team of expert multi-disciplinary physicians who practice at world-leading medical centers. These centers are renowned for their medical research advancements, cutting-edge treatments and the overall quality of their clinical outcomes.


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