EFMP Screening

As part of the Command Sponsorship application packet, a Soldier’s dependents are each required to complete an Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Screening.

What is EFMP?

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a Department of Defense program designed to identify and document the special medical and/or educational needs of a soldier’s family members and ensure that those needs are considered during the assignment process. The program applies to adults as well as children up to 21 years of age. Approximately 10% of Army Families have members with special needs, including spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special services.

Why do I need an EFMP Screening?

EFMP screening is required for all sponsors requesting command sponsorship, consecutive overseas tours, AIP or as an addition to orders. Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for all active duty military sponsors who have family members with special medical and/or educational needs. Enrollment or updates to EFMP should be completed at the time of initial diagnosis of medical problems and/or awareness of educational concerns.

As the Army shifts resources during transformation throughout South Korea, the Army wants to ensure Soldiers are assigned to locations where dependents with special needs can receive necessary care. When reviewing a family member’s needs, the Army often considers the availability of services from the host nation as well as those provided by the Army.

What are the EFMP Screening steps?

During your losing installation’s levy brief they should discuss the process and steps involved to complete the EFMP process. Special medical and/or educational needs vary from person to person; the associated required documentation and information is likely to also be different. Generally, at your EFMP appointment, the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) practitioner will review your screening questionnaire, outpatient medical records, education records, and any supporting documentation to determine if any family member meets criteria for enrollment into EFMP.

Need help navigating the EFMP process?

Contact your losing installation’s military health clinic’s EFMP Coordinator to help you with enrollment, disenrollment, updates, and overseas EFMP screenings. Additional information about the EFMP program is available at: http://efmp.amedd.army.mil/