> EFMP . 650 Monroe Ave . 757-878-1954 . DSN 826-1954
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program. EFMP works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support and personnel services to Families with special needs. Regulatory Guidance for EFMP is AR 608-75.
> Soldier and Family Readiness EFMP Support Services
The EFMP Manager provides the following services:
- Command/Community Briefs
- Special needs accomodation process
- In/Out Processing
- Respite Care
- Information and Referral
- Special Education Process Support
- Community Resource Information
> Required Enrollees
The following components with exceptional family member must enroll:
- Active Duty Army
- U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers in the USAR Active Guard Reserve Program. Mobilized and Deployed soldier are not eligible for enrollment in EFMP
- Army National Guard Active Guard Reserve (AGR) personnel serving under authority of Title 10, U.S. Code and Title 32, U.S. Code
> Exceptional Family Member
An Exceptional Family Member is a dependent, regardless of age, which requires medical services for a chronic condition; receives ongoing services from a specialist, has mental health concerns/social problems/psychological needs, receives education services provided on an Individual Education Program (IEP), or a Family member receiving services provided on an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).
> How to Enroll in the Program
The Soldier must contact the nearest Army medical treatment facility EFMP point of contact to begin the assessment process and obtain the enrollment forms. Once these forms are completed, they are forwarded to the appropriate regional medical center for coding and entry into the program.
Personnel agencies then have access to EFMP status. The Sponsor is responsible for enrolling a Family member and updating the enrollment at least every 3-years or if changes in diagnosis or condition occur.
EFMP enrollment does not adversely affect a Soldier's career. The EFMP information is not kept in local or Department of the Army personnel files and is NOT released to selection boards for schools and/or promotions, nor is it available to individual units. Access to enrollment information is limited to EFMP personnel. Soldiers who attempt to avoid EFMP enrollment, however, may receive at a minimum a general officer letter of reprimand. Avoiding enrollment includes, knowingly and willfully failing or refusing to enroll in the program and withholding information on levy forms thinking it will affect career or assignment wishes in a negative way.
> EFMP Benefits
Enrollment allows assignment managers at Army personnel agencies to consider the documented medical and special education needs of exceptional Family members in the assignment process. When possible, Soldiers are assigned to an area where the medical and special education needs of their exceptional Family member can be met. This will depend upon a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier's grade, specialty and eligibility for the tour. Soldiers who are enrolled in EFMP are still subject to worldwide assignments, and like any other Soldier, may be called upon to serve an unaccompanied tour.
> How to Enroll at Fort Eustis
Contact the EFMP Case Coordinator at McDonald Army Health Care Center (757) 314-7923 to initiate the enrollment process. The EFMP Case Coordinator will assist you in obtaining the necessary evaluations to determine diagnosis and treatment needs and completing necessary forms DD Form 2792 and DD Form 2792-1. If enrollment is warranted, the forms are forwarded to the appropriate regional medical command for coding.
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