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Exceptional Family Member Program

What is EFMP?

The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) assists Active Duty Sailors with family members who have special needs. This DoD mandatory enrollment program works with families to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to include medical, personnel, housing, educational, and community supports and services.
Members should check with their branch of service regarding enrollment/criteria.
EFMP Family Support Staff, along with an Installation’s School Liaison Officers, are the primary points of contact for EFMP.

Who is Eligible?

  • DEERS enrolled Dependent of an active-duty service member who resides with the service member full time AND
  • Has a chronic medical, mental health, dental, or educational condition requiring medication, specialized services/therapy, DME equipment, or care from a medical provider on a regular basis

How to Enroll/Update:

  • The DD2792 
  • The DD2792-1  Required 3-18 years; under 3 if receiving Early Intervention
    **Please note Jan 2021 version is required for enrollment/disenrollment/ update

How to Disenroll:

  • Medical Disenrollment Request: Previously enrolled condition(s) have resolved (no medical treatment in 3-5yrs), completion of DD 2792 and/or DD 2792-1you may request medical disenrollment by completing the applicable forms used for updating.
  • Non Medical/Administrative Disenrollment Request: In the event of divorce, death, or change in physical custody, a disenrollment letter is required from the service member’s COC.

Contact Us


(757) 953-2935




8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  M-W and Friday
1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays
Closed for Lunch


Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197
Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Related Links

For Navy EFMP Information go to


MILPERSMAN 1300-7001
SECNAV Instruction 1754.5B
OPNAV Instruction 1754.2D
BUMED Instruction 1300.2A

Additional Links

Military OneSource
MCCS Camp Allen EFMP
Fleet and Family Support Center
Navy Respite
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics/NMCP
*Updated 26 April 2023
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.