Hippotherapy is an exercise program that offers a person with a disability a means of physical activity that aids in improving balance, posture, coordination, the development of a positive attitude and a sense of accomplishment through use of a horse and a physical or occupational therapist.

Hippotherapy is covered under the Extended Health Care Option (ECHO) for beneficiaries with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis or Cerebral Palsy.

Hippotherapy services must be prescribed by a physician based on a determination that the patient will benefit from these non-medical services above and beyond what is provided under the basic TRICARE medical benefit.


This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022