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Exceptional Family Member


Installation Specific Information
The point of contact for the EFM Program is the Branch Medical Clinic located at 1711 Doolittle. (817) 782-5908.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday and Saturday 7:30 - 11a.m.

The main purpose of the EFMP is to ensure that duty station assignments match the needs of the enrolled family member. Enrollment in the program is mandatory and must be done when special needs are identified, or at least nine months prior to the sponsor s projected rotation date. Some of the leading diagnoses that qualify family members for the program are learning and language delays, attention deficit disorder, asthma, developmental delays, seizures, affective psychoses, cerebral palsy or birth disorders, diabetes, heart condition and depression.

Once special needs are identified, it is up to the active-duty member to ensure DD 2792 "Exceptional Family Member Medical & Educational Summary" form is submitted on behalf of their special needs family member. The form can be obtained at any military medical treatment facility. Contact the local EFMP coordinator for more information or for assistance with the enrollment process.

The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to identify family members with long-term health care, psychological, or special education needs. Exceptional Family Member Program enrollment is mandatory.

Relocation Tips (Prior to leaving your area)

  • Contact Social Security Administration to see if SSI benefits are transferable.
  • Obtain consults (including prescriptions for therapies) from any specialists your family members are seeing at your current Medical Treatment Facility.
  • Ensure that you have copies of all medical records.
  • Review your child's confidential and cumulative folders of school records for accuracy. Make changes and update this file as needed and ask for removal of any records that are no longer appropriate.
  • Request copies of all school records 60 days prior to transfer.
  • Contact the Parent Training and Information Center in your new state.


The EFMP suggests that service members hand carry the following documents when you PCS:

  • A copy of the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • A summary of education activities and performances for the current school year
  • Medical and diagnostic records
  • Notes to/from school or medical personnel
  • Homework and class work samples

It is possible to acquire additional information on other community based resources by visiting the Fleet & Family Support Center or call Toll Free: 1-877-471-6671.

Additional Resources:

  • Navy EFMP
  • Marine Corps EFMP
  • Military Homefront EFMP
  • Defense Link EFM / Military Assistance Program Central

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