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TRICARE Extended Care Health Option

Benefit overview

The Extended Care Health Option provides financial assistance to TRICARE beneficiaries with special needs. ECHO provides additional financial assistance to help cover the cost of services and supplies beyond what TRICARE plans offer.


How this benefit helps

This benefit helps active-duty families by providing financial assistance to cover the additional cost of services and supplies that TRICARE does not cover.

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TRICARE ECHO can help cover some of the additional cost of care

If your TRICARE plan does not cover all the costs for treatment and services for your family member with special needs, ECHO may be able to help.

How to access this benefit

To register for TRICARE ECHO, active-duty families need to be enrolled in their service’s Exceptional Family Member Program and register with their TRICARE regional contractor.

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