Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
What is the EFMP?
The EFMP is a program offered by each service to support families with special medical and educational needs throughout the service member’s career. Family members should enroll in EFMP when a qualifying condition is diagnosed. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process.
EFMP family support services are 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.
EFMP at Misawa Air Base
We provide family member relocation clearance for all out-going active duty members who are moving with their dependents; family members screening for special medical or educational services, service availability determination for medical and educational needs through either the military treatment facility, schools or civilian TRICARE networks; provides resource information for families on their new base along with information and referrals.
It is highly recommended that family members with medical needs requiring specialized medical care and are chronic in nature, be enrolled in this program. Learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program.