If you are enrolled in the EFMP, you may also qualify for the TRICARE ECHO program. Among other benefits, the TRICARE ECHO program offers:
- ECHO Respite Care – 16 hours per month when receiving other authorized ECHO benefits.
- TRICARE ECHO Home Health Care Respite – up to 40 hours per week (eight hours per day, five days per week) for those who qualify.
To register for TRICARE ECHO benefits, you must register with your regional contractor. Your contractor requires documentation stating that you are an active duty family member, that a qualifying condition exists, and that you are enrolled in the EFMP. When the registration is complete, your DEERS record is modified to indicate eligibility for TRICARE ECHO.