Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for service members with qualifying family members. All branches of the military have EFMP, and use the same enrollment process. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor’s career.

Serving your family, EFMP...
  • Coordinates with other military and civilian agencies to provide medical, dental, mental health, developmental, educational, and community support to families with special needs.
  • Ensures your family is relocated where your special needs can be met.
  • Refers your family to local resources to meet your special needs.
  • Helps your family with EFMP application process.
  • Coordinates Army/Air Force Overseas Screenings to confirm the availability of medical and educational support at overseas locations.
About the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The EFMP is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. Special needs include any family member who is affected by a physical, mental health, developmental or educational condition, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices and services. Exceptional Family Members may be children or adults with any physical, developmental, intellectual, or emotional disorder that requires special treatment, education, training therapy, or counseling. Enrollment is required immediately upon diagnosis or identification of a special need. The DD Form 2792 should be completed by clinical medical provider. The DD Form 2792-1 should be completed by the school or early intervention provider.

Enrollment Forms and Instructions
Family Member Medical Summary, DD Form 2792 (fillable) dd2792.pdf
Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, DD Form 2792-1 (fillable) dd2792-1.pdf
Instructions EFMP INSTRUCTIONS.docx

All packets (DD Forms 2792 and 2792-1) should be submitted during walk-in hours Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. One of our office personnel will review the packet with you at that time to ensure it is complete. Once it is properly completed, the packet will be sent for processing to the specific agencies that enrolls the Service Member in the program.

Overseas Screenings
If you are selected to serve an OCONUS assignment, then an OVERSEAS SCREENING (DA Form 5888) must be completed on dependent family members by the EFMP office before family travel is authorized and PCS orders are issued. All soldiers are still eligible for worldwide assignments. Even if the family members do not require enrollment into the EFMP program an overseas screening must be completed for all OCONUS travel. OCOUNS screenings are conducted on an appointment only basis (Walk-ins are not accepted). If you need to schedule an OCOUNS travel screen for your dependent family members please contact MTF EFMP Coordinator appointment line.

The EFMP Coordinators are located at the medical treatment facility, not at the Fleet and Family Support Centers (all Fleet and Family Support Centers have an EFMP liaison, who assist with support services). The EFMP Coordinators serve both Personnel and Family Support functions, but with an emphasis on the Personnel function.

Who is an Exceptional Family Member?
An Exceptional Family Member is a Family Member (child or adult) with physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disability that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling.

How do I enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program?
The service member contacts the Exceptional Family Member Program medical point of contact to begin the assessment process and obtain the enrollment forms. If your family member/s is seen for medical care at WRNMMC your enrollment will take place at the Pediatrics clinic, America Bldg, 4th Floor, Room 4430/4433. Once these forms are completed and turned in they are forwarded to the appropriate service specific agencies that completes enrollment of the Service Member in the EFMP program.

How do I disenroll from the Exceptional Family Member Program?
You will remain enrolled for as long as the chronic needs exists. Reasons to disenroll from EFMP include change in medical condition (resolved / no longer exists), or in cases of death, divorce, change in custody, etc. Please contact the EFMP office for the proper paperwork to disenroll the family member. The medical care provider must address why all previous annotated diagnoses are resolved. For all other cases, supporting documentation such as death certificate, dependency status or divorce decree must be included.

As an EFMP sponsor, am I deployable?
The EFMP has no impact on the deployment responsibilities of the sponsor. Overseas, unaccompanied elected tours, unit deployment rotations and standard deployments will be carried out.

Overseas Screenings- If my family member is enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program can my family go with me overseas?
All family members wanting to travel overseas are medically/educationally screened for possible enrollment in the EFMP program. If the family member has any type of special medical, emotional or educational need that warrants enrollment, their packet is sent forward to Overseas Reassignment Exceptional Family Member Program for determination for availability of services. If services are available, family members may accompany the service member. However, accompanied tours are not guaranteed and do not have an impact on operational assignments, to include deployments.

Does enrollment have any impact on the service member's career?
Enrollment in EFMP does not adversely affect selection for promotion, schools, or assignment. Information concerning enrollment in EFMP or any of the data used in the program is not made available to selection boards.

What are the benefits of enrollment in EFMP?
Enrollment allows assignment managers at service specific agencies to consider the documented medical and special education needs of Exceptional Family Members in the assignment process. When possible, service members are assigned to an area where the medical and special education needs of the Exceptional Family Member can be met.

NSA Bethesda’s EFMP Liaisons can provide information, referral, recreational activities, educational, medical and family services needs.


EFMP Coordinators:
America Building (Bldg. 19)
Floor: 4
Room: 4430/4433

Main: (301) 400-1688

DSN: 400-1688

Appointments: (301) 400-1688

EFMP Liaisons: Fleet and Family Support Center
Building 11
Floor: 1
Room: 109

Main: (301) 400-2542/2543

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600