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Local Resources & Programs
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
ECHO supplements the basic TRICARE program by providing financial assistance for certain services and supplies to qualifying beneficiaries. The services available under ECHO vary depending on the needs of the beneficiary.
If you need assistance with ECHO benefits or would like to see if you qualify, please call UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans at 1-855-874-6800 or contact your EFMP Family Case Worker.
Regional Center – Lifetime Program
State and county services for developmental disabilities
Exceptional Family Resource Center - Parent & Family Support
Provides support, information and education to active duty family members of children with disabilities. This support enables parents to help their children reach their fullest potential.
• North County Office (760) 510-3994. EFRC Online
Children’s Care Connection (C3)
For families that have a newly diagnosed child or are having challenges with finding appropriate resources for their child. C3 is a free program offered by Children’s Hospital & Health Center to identify and treat developmental and behavioral concerns in children.
• Contact: Oceanside Office: (760) 754-6110, San Marcos Office (760) 591-0179 or visit: Children's Care Connection
Military I.D. Card for Adult Children
Military dependant children may be eligible for a lifetime I.D. card after age 21 due to pre-existing medical conditions. The child must be incapable of self-support.
• Contact HQMC, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, MMSR-6 for the eligibility criteria and application – Form DD 137-5, (800) 784-9310/9529 or, visit: Manpower - type “I.D. Card Eligibility” in the search box
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