Chiropractic Health Care Program
Chiropractic care emphasizes the recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The Chiropractic Health Care Program is available to active duty service members (including activated Guard/Reserve members) at designated military hospitals and clinics.
Active duty family members, retirees and their family members, unremarried former spouses and survivors are not eligible for this program. They can be referred to non-chiropractic health care services (e.g., physical therapy or orthopedics) or can get chiropractic care in the local community at their own expense.
Getting Chiropractic Care
- The service member's primary care manager (PCM) decides if chiropractic care is required.
- The service member is screened to rule out any medical conditions that would prohibit chiropractic care.
- If appropriate, the PCM refers the service member to a chiropractor for treatment.
- The PCM decides on the duration and frequency of chiropractic services.
While getting chiropractic care, the service member will continue to see his or her PCM. Chiropractic care received outside of the designated locations is not covered under the Chiropractic Health Care Program.