Managing the care and services for a family member with special needs is more manageable with the right support. The goal of the Exceptional Family Member Program is to help your military family with special needs thrive in military life. EFMP is more than just one program or connection point. It’s the work of three components: identification and enrollment, assignment coordination and family support. The resources, tools and services that are available to support your journey are organized as part of the EFMP Resources, Options and Consultations, or EFMP ROC.
If your spouse, child or other dependent family member is in need of ongoing medical or educational services, your first step is to enroll them in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Enrollment is mandatory but once enrolled, you will have access to the services, support and information you need to become your family’s best advocate.
As part of the EFMP Identification and Enrollment Service, medical services will work with you to coordinate identification and enrollment in the EFMP. EFMP office staff on your installation can also provide support during the enrollment process. Eligibility for the TRICARE Extended Health Care Option is also reviewed during the enrollment process.
Learn more about the program and what it provides.
To learn more about enrollment and services, reach out to your local Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support center. There is one on every installation. Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support providers play a critical role in helping your family navigate identification and enrollment and assignment coordination. The program connects you with the resources, expert consultation, education and community support you need so you can be your family’s best advocate.
Get access to services and support in the manner that works best for your family. EFMP Family Support services include:
Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program comes with advantages for military families. Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support providers offer information and referrals, and assist families as they navigate needed medical and educational services at their present, as well as new duty stations. While the military mission is the driving force behind the assignment process, enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program ensures that your family member’s special needs are considered during the assignment coordination process.
The Exceptional Family Member Program strives to continually enhance services and better communicate with service members and families with special needs. The program is committed to improving the experience of families and making sure their family member’s special needs are always considered.