Patient Resources

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

What is the EFMP?

The EFMP supports families with special medical and educational needs. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process. You can enroll in the EFMP during duty assignment.

EFMP family support services are also 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.

Contact a Representative

To find an EFMP representative, visit the Military Installations website at http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil.

If you are overseas, contact the TRICARE Area Office Director at 1-888-777-8343 and choose the menu option for your overseas area.

More Information

The Exceptional Family Member Program helps identify and document special medical and educational needs of active duty family members, and factors those needs into the assignment process.

Family members who require special medical or educational services based on a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional disability must be enrolled in this program. Identified disabilities may range from mild to severe. Special needs may include special medical, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment, or assistive technology devices and services.

EFMP enrollment does not harm one's military career. The goal of the program is to consider a family member's special need during the assignment coordination process. Sponsors are still deployable according to the needs of the service. Learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program.

Contact Us

Phone

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Overseas

TRICARE Area Office Director
‚Äč1-888-777-8343

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