Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
What is the EFMP?
The EFMP is a program offered by each service to support families with special medical and educational needs throughout the service member’s career. Family members should enroll in EFMP when a qualifying condition is diagnosed. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process.
EFMP family support services are available at your installation. The family support services team is your main point of contact for EFMP information.
They can connect you with:
- Military Support Services and Resources
- Community Support Services and Resources
The family support services team can also answer specific EFMP questions based on your branch or installation.
Military One Source
Visit the Special Needs Resources
page on Military One Source
for more information about the EFMP.
NEW Information EFMP Army Enterprise Website.
Starting 31 August 2022, all Army EFMP (E-EFMP) offices are transitioning from Web EFMP to Enterprise EFMP (E-EFMP).
The new digital platform is expected to streamline enrollment, make assignment coordination and family support access easier, and synchronize all aspects of care for families with special needs.
All further EFMP actions must be started in the E-EFMP website.
for the new Army Enterprise EFMP website.
The Munson Army Health Center Exceptional Family Member Program, working in concert with other military and civilian agencies, is designed to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational and personnel services to Families with special needs. About 10 percent of Army Families have members with special needs, including spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. A key to the success of the EFMP is the cooperation by the Soldier with the mandatory enrollment requirement.
Enrollment in the EFMP helps the Army match the Soldier's grade and specialty with a location that can support the EFM's special needs. When a Soldier is enrolled, the review occurs early in the assignment process. It is important to keep in mind that a match is not guaranteed and the Soldier may be subject to a worldwide assignment or called upon to serve an unaccompanied tour.
Not enrolling in the EFMP may cause serious problems when a Soldier receives a new assignment to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas. Overseas Family travel may be delayed (unapproved) until the Family members, who will accompany the Soldier, have been screened for medical and special education conditions.
The Army wants to be sure that an Exceptional Family Member does not travel to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas that does not offer the required medical services. You may call EFMP directly at (913) 684-6770. Your call will be received by our pediatric Medical Support Assistant (MSA) and then directed to EFMP.
Please see the links section for all fillable PDF forms.
Contact a Representative
To find an EFMP representative, visit the Military Installations website.