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Exceptional Family Member Program

What is EFMP?

EFMP is a mandatory program, used primarily as a detailing tool, to ensure that service members get stationed where their family members can receive the specialized medical, educational, or dental care they require.
The EFMP supports families with special medical and educational needs. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process. You can enroll in the EFMP during duty assignment.

EFMP family support services are also 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.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any dependent that is enrolled in DEERS and resides with the service member.
  • Has a chronic medical, mental health, educational or dental condition that requires either daily medication, specialized services, devices or need to see a specialist.

How to Enroll/Update:

  • The DD2792 form is required for everyone.
  • The DD2792-1 form is required for all children over 3yrs. of age regardless of diagnosis.

Please note that the current edition is from August 2014, all previous editions are obsolete.

NAVY EFMP Enrollment Categories:

  • Category 1: Needs do not generally limit assignments
  • Category 2: pinpoint to specific geographic location
  • Category 3: Usually no overseas assignments (based on availability of services)
  • Category 4: Assignments near major military or civilian medical facilities (50 mi. radius)
  • Category 5: Homesteading- geographic location that offers both sea and shore assignments
  • Category 6: Temporary Category- Condition requires a stable environment for 6-12mo.; Must update within that time period for permanent category

How to Disenroll:

  • If the previous condition has resolved you may request disenrollment by completing the applicable forms.
  • In the event of divorce, change in physical custody, or death a letter is required from the service member’s chain of command. Here is a sample disenrollment letter.

Click here for the EFMP Coordinator Phone Listing

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.

Contact Us



(xxx) xxx-xxxx




Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197

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
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.