Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The EFMP provides support to military families with special needs. Qualifying family members may be children or adults with any physical, developmental, intellectual, or emotional disability that requires special treatment, education, training therapy, or counseling. All branches of the military require the same EFMP enrollment process. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor’s career.

The EFMP at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC):
  • 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's special needs will be considered in the assignment process
  • Refers your family to local resources to meet your special needs
  • Helps your family with the EFMP application process
  • Coordinates Overseas Screenings to confirm the availability of medical and educational support at overseas locations
Enrollment in the EFMP at WRNMMC
Enrollment is due immediately upon diagnosis or identification of a special need. DD Form 2792 should be completed by a clinical medical provider. DD Form 2792-1 should be completed by the qualifying family member’s school or early intervention provider. Both forms should be submitted in person during normal business hours.

We will review the packet with you at that time to ensure it is complete. This is a medical legal document so it must be done in person. Packets can be submitted by the sponsor or the sponsor’s spouse.

Overseas Screening (OSS)
If you are selected to serve an OCONUS assignment, then an Overseas Screening (OSS) must be completed on dependent family members by the EFMP office before family travel will be authorized and PCS orders are issued. Even if the family members do not require enrollment into the EFMP program, an OSS must be completed for all OCONUS travel.

Overseas screenings are conducted by appointment only (walk-ins are not accepted). If you need to schedule an OSS for dependent family members, please contact the EFMP Coordinators. EFMP coordinators will review your family’s medical and educational needs to ensure the screening(s) can be completed as quickly as possible.

EFMP Coordinators serve both personnel and family support functions with an emphasis on personnel functions.

**This office only processes Army Overseas Screenings.**

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Last Updated 10/3/2019