What is the EFMP?
The EFMP supports military families with special medical and educational considerations. The program has three components:
- Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical and/or educational considerations.
- Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station.
- Family support to help families identify and access programs and services.
Identification and Enrollment Who should enroll?
Family members with special medical or educational considerations, including a spouse, child, or a dependent adult, should enroll in the program. This includes family members who:
- require special medical services for a chronic diagnosed condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
- receive ongoing services from a medical specialist
- have significant behavioral health concerns
- receive early intervention or special education services through an individualized education program (IEP) or individualized family service plan (IFSP)
Why enroll in the EFMP?
EFMP enrollment ensures a family member's diagnosed medical and educational needs are considered during the assignment process. It also allows families to receive the support and assistance they need to navigate medical and educational systems.
How to enroll in the EFMP?
Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active duty military members; members of the Guard or Reserves may enroll according to Service-specific guidance. Paperwork required for enrollment in the EFMP is available from the EFMP medical point of contact at the installation military treatment facility (MTF) or, in the Marine Corps, from local installation's EFMP offices, Marine and Family Services. The forms are also available through the EFMP MCCS website. The forms for enrollment are:
- DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary. In order to document medical needs, the service member, spouse, or adult family member completes the demographic information on pages 1-3. The remainder is completed by the family member's physician or other qualified medical professional, and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication, and any special accommodations required by the family member (pages 4-7). Addendums (pages 8-11) are included and completed as applicable.
- DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary. In order to document educational needs, the sponsor, parent, or legal guardian completes items 1 - 7 of the first page, as well as 1 and 2 on the second page. The remainder of the form is completed by school or early intervention program personnel. The form includes the child's educational diagnosis and is accompanied by a copy of the IEP or individual family service plan (IFSP)
After the appropriate medical and/or educational provider completes the form, they must be returned to the EFMP medical point of contact.
What is assignment coordination?
The military mission is the driving force behind the assignment process, but the EFMP enrollment ensures that a family member's special needs are considered in the process. Assignment coordination occurs when the personnel command requests medical and/or educational professionals to review a family member's documented needs to determine the availability of services at a projected location.
Why is assignment coordination important?
Assignment coordination is important because access to appropriate medical and educational services may be limited in some locations, especially in overseas and remote locations. When assignment coordination occurs, family members receive the care and support they require and the service member can focus more clearly on mission-related responsibilities.