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.
Your 24/7 Guide to the Exceptional Family Member Program
Navigating military and community resources during major life events can be challenging as a military family. The EFMP & Me tool provides checklists, resources and referrals to guide you through each process and find support from the Exceptional Family Member Program.
Use this tool to maneuver through the Defense Department's network of services and supports for families with special needs. No sign-up is required for service members and family members, but you can choose to create an account to save your progress and preferences.
Contact a Representative
To find an EFMP representative, visit the Military Installations website.