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Exceptional Family Member Program


Location:
Ward 9A (Pediatrics) Bldg. 3767

DSN Phone:
590-5762

CIV Phone:
06371-9464-5762

Hours:
Walk-In Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Appointments are offered Tuesdays & Thursdays only. Priority will be given to those with appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays.


You can contact your LRMC EFMP representative regarding questions or making an EFMP appointment through the phone number listed above or by email at USARMY.Landstuhl.MEDCOM-ERMC.mbx.LRMC-EFMP@mail.mil

If you call the EFMP office, the phone won't be answered if the Case Coordinator is currently assisting another customer. Please leave a message and someone will respond as soon as possible.

The LRMC EFMP office does not handle questions or appeals related to Soldier's seeking a PCS move to the European Theater. Concerns about available care and family member denials should be addressed with the European Regional Medical Command (ERMC) EFMP 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 1980’s.

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.

Approximately 16% of Army Families have members with special needs, including spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services.


EFMP Enrollment:

Mandatory Enrollment

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 (EFMP) 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 10% 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 Includes U.S. Army Active Duty Soldiers, both enlisted and officers.

U.S. Army Reserve AGR
Includes U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers
in the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program.
Mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not required to enroll in EFMP

U.S. Army National Guard AGR
Includes U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers
in the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program
serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States

Registration Criteria

Categories of Registration

The two categories of EFMP registration are:

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 Services soon pursued similar initiatives. Each Service developed its own enrollment or eligibility criteria. Differences in identification criteria made it difficult to coordinate assignments across Services. In December 2005, DOD 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 Family Members-Disenrolling Soldiers


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

Ramstein will instruct you on what forms are required. Please have these 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)