Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Military families with a special needs family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member, often require additional help in meeting the EFM’s needs. To support Families with special needs, the Army created the Exceptional Family Member Program in the early 1980’s.
The Army designed the EFMP to be a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM. This website focuses on your interaction with the medical portion of EFMP.
Approximately 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.
Do I Qualify for EFMP?
You qualify for EFMP if your Family member:
- Regularly sees a Specialty Doctor (Cardiologist, Neurologist, Psychiatrist or Bariatric Surgeon)
- Regularly takes depression or anxiety medication prescribed by their PCM or Behavioral Health for more than six months
- Carries an Epi Pen, use a CPAP or Nebulizer
- Takes Asthma medication daily
- Was diagnosed with cancer in the last five years
- Has insulin dependent diabetes
- Is followed by Infant Toddler Services or has an IEP at school
- Takes multiple medications for ADHD or has an IEP
For more information, contact the EFMP office at (785) 240-7543 to get started.
Officers will need to contact Reassignments at (785)-239-3956 or (785)-239-3163.
Enlisted personnel will need to schedule a Levy briefing with Reassignments section, Bldg. 210 or call (785)-240-0465.