ECHO supplements the basic TRICARE program by providing financial assistance for an integrated set of services and supplies. For those who qualify, ECHO provides benefits not available through the basic TRICARE program.
ECHO is only available to active duty family members with qualifying conditions, including:
ECHO provides benefits not available through the basic TRICARE program, including:
Qualified beneficiaries must enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through the sponsor's branch of service, ensure the qualifying family member's disability is properly entered in DEERS and register for ECHO with a case manager. For more information, please call (800) 881-9227 with medical inquiries or (866) 323-7155 for behavioral health inquiries.
There are no enrollment fees, but beneficiaries must pay part of the monthly expenses for authorized ECHO benefits. The monthly cost-share is only one fee per sponsor, not per ECHO beneficiary. You only pay the cost-share if you use ECHO benefits during that calendar month. The monthly cost-share is based on the sponsor's pay grade.Learn more