If a surgeon recommends elective surgery for a member
or his/her covered dependents, the individual can obtain a Second
Surgical Opinion from a highly trained Specialist at no cost to
the member. Simply contact the Health and Security Plans Second
Surgical Consultation Unit at 212-815-1354/1355 and we will schedule
an appointment for the member or dependent with a highly trained
Specialist. The Specialist will examine the records and the individual
and indicate whether he/she agrees that the operation should be
performed. There is no obligation to accept the recommendation of
the Specialist who provides the Second Opinion. The ultimate decision
on whether to have the operation will be made by the member or his/her
dependent. Effective December 1, 1986 GHI-C and GHI-CBP insured
members must contact the NYC Healthline for any surgery and/or hospitalization.
If the member/dependent used NYC Healthline, he/she does not have
to call the Second Surgical Consultation Unit.
Feel free to contact the Health & Security Plan Inquiry Unit
at 212-815-1234 if you have any questions relating to the benefit.