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Location:
Landstuhl TRICARE Building 3744, Room 134

DSN Phone:
590-5756

CIV Phone:
06371-9464-5756

Hours:
Monday: Walk-Ins 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Scheduled Appointments 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Walk-Ins 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: Scheduled Appointments 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: Scheduled Appointments 8 - 11:30 a.m. and closed in the afternoon for training


You may contact your LRMC EFMP representative regarding general questions about EFMP and/or to make an EFMP appointment through the phone number listed above or by email at usarmy.landstuhl.medcom-ermc.mbx.lrmc-efmp@mail.mil.
If your call is not answered, please leave a message with your contact information and we will be sure to call you back. When the Case Coordinator is assisting another customer, they may be able not to answer the phone but they will certainly follow up with you as soon as possible.

Questions about specific health services available in Europe?

The LRMC EFMP office does not process or discuss Family Travel case appeals related to a service member or civilian seeking a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to the European theater. Concerns about availability of health care support and Family Member denials should be addressed with the Regional Medical Command Europe (RHCE) EFMP Family Travel office.

EFMP Overview:

Military families with a special needs family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFM’s needs. To support families with special needs, the Army created the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) in the early 1980s.

The Army designed the EFMP to be a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military families with an EFM. This web site focuses on your interaction with the medical portion of EFMP.


EFMP Enrollment Criteria:

A key to the success of the EFMP is the cooperation by the Soldier with the mandatory enrollment requirement. Enrollment in the EFMP helps the Army match the Soldier's grade and specialty with a location that can support the EFM's special needs. When a Soldier is enrolled, the review occurs early in the assignment process. It is important to keep in mind that a match is not guaranteed and the Soldier may be subject to a worldwide assignment or called upon to serve an unaccompanied tour.

Not enrolling an EFM may cause serious problems when a Soldier receives a new assignment to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas. Overseas family travel may be delayed (unapproved) until the family members, who will accompany the Soldier, have been screened for medical and special education conditions.

The Army wants to be sure that an EFM does not travel to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas that does not offer the required medical services.

Enrollment Overview:

The Army originated the concept of the Exceptional Family Member Program to ensure that it considers the needs of family members in the assignment coordination process.

Enrollment in the EFMP is quite common. In fact, approximately 16% of all active duty Soldiers have family members with identified special needs. By regulation, Soldiers must report that they have family members with special needs and, if determined necessary by the Army Medical Department, enroll in the EFMP.

These screens provide information on the methods of identifying a family member with special needs, guidance on enrollment in the EFMP, information on updating enrollment, and reasons for disenrollment.

Who Must Enroll in EFMP?

U.S. Army active duty Soldiers, both enlisted and officer, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, U.S. Army Active Reserve Soldiers, and U.S. Army Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States.

Mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not required to enroll in EFMP.



Registration Criteria:

Categories of Registration.

The two categories of EFMP registration are as follows:

Special Medical Needs.

Registration Criteria Special Educational Needs.

Special Note: The Army developed the original guidance requiring Soldiers to identify family members with special needs. The other military services soon pursued similar initiatives. Each military service developed its own enrollment or eligibility criteria. Differences in identification criteria made it difficult to coordinate assignments across Services. In December 2005, the Department of Defense issued DoD Instruction 1315.19, Authorizing Special Needs Family Members Travel Overseas at Government Expense. The Instruction included criteria for identifying a family member with special needs. The Army revised its criteria to conform to the DoD standard.

Enrollment Procedures:

Enrollment Procedures.

Disenrollment:

Unregistering and Disenrolling sponsored Family Members .

EFMP SCREENING:

EFMP Screening Overview.

Screening for Overseas Assignments.

Screening Requirements.

Overseas Travel.


MEDICAL CARE IN EUROPE:

Going to Europe.


Air Force:

If you are in the Air Force, please contact Ramstein's Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordinators at DSN 479-2375 or Commercial 06371-46-2375.

Ramstein EFMP Coordinators will instruct you on what forms are required. Please have these documents ready before contacting this office.


Resources:

Military OneSource - EFMP/Special Needs.

Video of ACS EFMP role explained by family testimonies.

Rheinland-Pfalz Army Community Services.


Forms:

DA Form 5888 - Family Member Deployment Screening Sheet.

DA Form 7246 - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Screening Questionnaire.

DD Form 2792 - Instructions for Completing DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary.

DA Form 2792-1 - Special Education-Early Intervention Summary.


Videos:

EFMP Quick Tips for DD Form 2792 (2:57) .

Enrollment Criteria Tutorial (7:29) .

Parent Tutorial for DD Form 2792 (4:07) .