Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- About EFMP
Why does EFMP exist?
To support an all-volunteer force and their families by ensuring Family members’ medical and educational needs are considered each time they process for an assignment where Family member travel is authorized at Government expense and related services are available within the local commuting area.
Who is eligible?
Spouses and children of Service Members (Active Duty, USAR, AGR, Title 10, Title 32) from all branches of services, who have medical conditions (physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual) which require specialty care and also those who have special education needs.
What does EFMP do?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Medical enrollment (DD Form 2792) signed by physician. Medical and Educational Enrollment (DD Form 2792-1) signed by a school for those who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Educational Enrollments are always and only considered for OCONUS.
EFMP Family Support Services: Offers specialized support to EFMP families on and off base with access to care, school support with special education and accommodations, federal and state benefits i.e. Social Security and Medicaid waivers for respite, inclusive and specialized recreation opportunities.
When is EFMP Required?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Renew Enrollment every 3 years, for new diagnosis, if a change is needed to housing accommodations, specialists, and/or how often. Disenrollment may occur for divorce (court order provided), a child is no longer DEERS recipient or in the home, or when ongoing healthcare and/or school special education services are no longer required.
EFMP Family Support Services: Services are elective and may be accessed at any time. Service members are invited during in/out processing to provide their Family POC contact information to offer specialized support.
Where can I find EFMP Services?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Military Treatment Facility, Madigan Army Medical Center Tower for Army and McChord Clinic for Air Force.
EFMP Family Support Services: Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness for all branches (formerly known as Army Community Service and Armed Forces Community Service).
- Child Care & Respite Care
Child Care On Base
Child & Youth Services Registration (Child & School Age Care, Hourly, Sports, SKIES)
Child Care Off Base
ChildCare Aware (Military Fee Assistance)
Respite Care Military Programs
Respite Care Civilian Programs
- Education (IFSP, IEP, 504, IPE)
Education Directory for Special Needs 0 to 21 by State
Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (IFSP)
Transition Planning Youth to Adulthood
Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) for 13+ & Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
WA Code for IEPs (Adopted federal legislation, IDEA)
DoED - 504 Guidelines
504 Accommodations for SATs
WA Parent Training Information Center:
- Federal & State Benefits
Social Security FAQs
ABLE Accounts tax-advantage savings for Disabled
Military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP) for Incapacitated
Military SBP Annuity to Special Needs Trust (SNT)
Free phones for SSI, Medicaid, food stamps, VA pension, or VA survivor recipients
Recommended sites from Seattle Childrens
Center for Children with Special Needs, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Family Doctor, American Academy of Family Physicians
Kidshealth, by Nemours Center for Children's Health Media
Medline Plus, National Institute of Health, US National Library of Medicine
Health Information Translations
I-LABS, 20 min child development modules by UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences
- Recreation (inclusive/specialized)
Upcoming JBLM EFMP Events
Special Olympics on JBLM (CYS Sports 253-967-2405)
JBLM Outdoor Recreation
Civilian-Connected ProgramsSpecial Olympics of Washington
Metro Parks Adaptive Recreation (Adults/Youth)
Pierce County – Specialized Recreation
Thurston County Specialized Recreation
TrailLink (Wheelchair Accessible Trails)
Washington Trails Association (Accessible Hiking)
Washington Fish & Wildlife
Ainsley's Angels of Washington (Races, Marathons)
myTeam Triumph (Races, Marathons)
Equest Special Riders
Happy Trails Riding Center
Footloose Sailing Association
Outdoors for All Foundation
Sensory Friendly Movies - AMC
- Safety Planning
Emergency Preparedness Fact Sheets Topics A-Z (8 languages)
Safety Planning & Emergency Checklist
Make a Plan
JBLM Alert Messages
Local Alert Messages
Safety Classes, Local Area (CPR, First Aid)
Safety Classes, JBLM (CPR, First Aid): +1(253)967-5335
Cyber Safety (Developmentally age-appropriate)
Arc of Washington
Exceptional Families Network
Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2)
PAVE Community Inclusion (Pierce Co.)
PAVE Community Inclusion (Thurston Co.)
South Sound Autism Partnership
South Sound Parent2Parent (Thurston, Mason, Gray Harbor counties)
Washington State Father’s Network
JBLM GO Transit (Free daily shuttle, ADA options)
Disabled Parking - Placards
Pierce County Transit Shuttle (Door to door)
Thurston County Transit (Door to door)
Travel beyond 100 miles (Tricare Prime Reimbursement)
- EFMP Required Actions & Contact
Assignment Coordination, Enrollment & Disenrollment
MTF EFMP Army POC: Madigan Army Medical Center
MTF EFMP Air Force POC: McChord Clinic: +1(253)982-3350
DD Form 2792, Family member Medical Summary
DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary
PCS Checklist & Overseas Screening
EFMP Reports for Units (per ALARACT 35-2011)
- EFMP Support Services & Contact
- E-mail EFMP
- EFMP – Lewis Main (Waller Hall): +1(253)967-7166
- EFMP – McChord: +1(253)982-2695
- Sign Up for JBLM EFMP Newsletter
- Follow us on Facebook
Schedule an Appointment
- EFMP in Waller Hall (Bldg. 2140, 2140 Liggett Ave.) on JBLM Main
- EFMP at McChord Field (Bldg. 100, 100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.) on McChord Field
- CARES (Bldg. 6993) by appointment only
Hours of Operation
|Monday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
The Department of Defense offers EFMP Resources, Options, and Consultations through Military One Source 24/7.