TRICARE and You: Coast Guard Special Needs Program and Assignment Coordination
The Special Needs Program (SNP) is a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty and selected reserve members on orders for 180 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs.
The SNP, working in concert with other military and civilian agencies, provides a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services for Coast Guard families with special needs. The program works hand-in-hand with Coast Guard medical and military personnel officials and addresses potential conflicts between locations of duty assignments and the availability of resources to accommodate family members with unique medical, physical, psychological and educational needs. Continue Reading Here.