Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) for special needs

The Extended Care Health Option or ECHO is designed to help families who have a dependent with special needs with additional funding for needed services and supplies. In order to be eligible for the ECHO program you’ll need to register your dependent in the Coast Guard Special Needs Program. Read the full post to learn more!

Special Needs Program: new category policy, assignment coordination

Approximately three thousand Coast Guard active duty members are enrolled in the Special Needs Program. The role of the program is to address the potential conflict between duty assignment locations and the availability of resources to accommodate family members with unique medical, physical, psychological, and/or educational special needs.