Patient Resources

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.

If you are overseas, contact the TRICARE Area Office Director at 1-888-777-8343 and choose the menu option for your overseas area.

The EFMP-Medical office at Eielson Clinic is responsible for the Family Member Travel Screening process. EFMP-M documents and evaluates the medical and educational needs of family members to advise families and Air Force Personnel Center on the appropriateness of family member travel. In the Air Force, all families with one or more family member(s) with special needs must participate in the EFMP-M review process before any government-funded Permanent Change of Station travel is authorized. This applies to relocations within the continental United States or outside the continental United States. Additionally, the Air Force complies with DoDI 1315.19, and screens all family members requesting government-funded travel to an area OCONUS. Learn more about about the Exceptional Family Member Program.

Contact Us




  • Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The fourth Wednesday of every month is a training day, open 7:30 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

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Additional Information

For Air Force EFMP information please visit:
Air Force Medical Service EFMP 
Air Force Mission Statement 

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