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Exceptional Family Member

  • The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a quality of life program that supports Sailors who have dependents with chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational conditions and require special care and services.
  • Enrollment in the EFMP allows Navy detailers to consider the Sailor’s family needs during the assignment process ensuring that necessary resources will be available at the Sailor’s assigned duty station. 



Per NAVADMIN 285/11, Phase I of the new EFMP module in NFAAS will only show NEW enrollments after 1 SEP 2011.



Phase 2 implementation is scheduled for NOV 2011, at which time all existing enrollment information will be migrated over to the NFAAS system and will show in your profile.


Service members with questions or those wishing to verify current enrollment status may contact their local Fleet & Family Support Center EFMP Liaison.






Once enrolled, your family member is as­signed one of six categories based upon the frequency and duration of treatment and support that he or she requires. Orders are issued using the category assignment as a guideline. It is important to note that these categories apply to the family member and do not restrict the sea and shore duty requirements of the service member.


Category 1 Needs do not generally limit assignments

Category 2 Condition requires specific CONUS or overseas locations

Category 3 Usually no assignment to overseas locations based on non-availability of needed services

Category 4 Assignment to billets near major military or civilian medical facility

Category 5 Enables service member to home­stead in a major medical area that of­fers both sea and shore assignments

Category 6 Temporary Category: Condition requires a stable environment for six months to one year


EFMP Assistance


Fleet & Family Support Centers’ EFMP liaisons can assist EFM families in identifying special needs services and resources by coordinating with medical, mental and behavioral health, educational, and other service providers at the current duty station. Information is also available to assist with a successful PCS move.


Enrollment packets are available at any Fleet and Family Support Center, local branch medical clinics, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Command EFMP POC, or


Regular updates are required and in some cases, disenrollment may be necessary.


Assistance with enrollment, updates, and disenrollment is provided by FFSC’s EFMP Liaisons at, Command EFMP POCs (Point of Contact) at every command, and EFMP Coordinators at every Military Treatment Facility or Branch Medical Clinic.


 Fleet & Family Support Center EFMP Liaisons can also assist service members and families in locating local military & civilian resources, special education assistance, social & support groups, treatment providers, and information about local disability services.


Affiliated Programs


TRICARE ECHO (Extended Care Health Option)
Respite Program(s) through ECHO and NACCRRA
Navy School Liaison Officers (Child & Youth Programs)
Humanitarian Reassignment Program (HUMS) Early
Permanent Dependent Status
Return Program Overseas Screening



This half-day, quarterly EFMP training is designed for NEWLY-DESIGNATED Navy (and Marine Corps) EFMP Points of Contact.


This training will include: enrollment process and responsibilities; EFMP benefits for commands, service members and their families; TRICARE for Special Needs families; and local military/civilian resource information.


Fleet and Family Support Center Yorktown is here to help. For a list of available online courses or counseling services, please call (757) 887-4606.




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