Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Services conducted in-person and via phone.
Appointments recommended for in-person meetings. Please call ahead.
Facial masks are required (unless medical condition prohibits use).

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) program ensures that the physical, emotional, developmental and medical needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. Staff are trained to assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs. Click here to see the current EFMP Ohana Observer Newsletter.

If you are anticipating orders and want to apply for base housing at MCB Hawaii or your next duty location, please contact your EFMP Family Case Worker for assistance. Your caseworker will request a letter from HQMC EFMP that you may submit with your advanced housing application, in lieu of web orders. Not sure who your EFMP Family Case Worker is? You can email us at mcbh.efmp@usmc.mil or call our main line at 808-257-0290 for assistance.

EFMP Coffee Hour
Our Coffee Hour provides an opportunity for families to network informally. You don’t need to be enrolled in the EFMP to participate. For more information or questions, families can call 257-0290.

You can now download frequently requested forms here.

  1. Release Authorization
  2. DD Form 2792 Family Member Medical Summary Form
  3. DD Form 2792-1 Special Education/Early Intervention Summary Form
  4. EFMP Notification of Privacy Limitations
  5. EFMP Rights and Responsibilities

EFMP Reimbursement Process
EFMP has a reimbursement process should you be charged for the completion of the DD Form 2792. If this occurs, please contact your EFMP representative at (808) 257-0290. For more information on EFMP reimbursement, please view this PDF on the EFMP Enrollment Reimbursement Process (123 KB).

An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is the DEERS enrolled family member of a military member who requires special medical or educational services based on diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional needs.

Marine Corps EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program designed to coordinate PCS assignments for active duty sponsors that ensures the availability and accessibility of necessary services for EFM’s.

Enrollment should occur for any family members who have a chronic condition, require specialty/sub-specialty care, a mental health diagnosis (under certain conditions), asthma and other respiratory-related diagnosis (under certain conditions), require special education within the educational setting and/or family  members who participate in early intervention services.

We invite you to check out any available materials from our EFMP Lending Library. The Lending Library features books, DVDs, children’s books, and numerous sensory items. Click the links below for our complete catalog:

Main Library
Children’s Library
Sensory Library

Attend One of Our Classes

Throughout the year, we offer numerous classes to educate and empower family members. Come learn from us!

Our schedule is as follows:

  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Building Networks of Support
  • Early Intervention
  • Introduction to EFMP
  • Managing Deployments
  • PCS Transitions
  • Recreation Inclusion
  • Respite Care Training
  • Service Animals vs. Therapy Animals
  • Special Education Overview
  • SSI, Medicaid and Establishing Permanent Dependency

To register for our classes, call 257-0290.

The Respite Care Program is intended to reduce stress on sponsor families by providing temporary rest periods for family members who are responsible for the regular care of dependents with special needs with a Level of Need (LoN) 3 or 4. Only adult Exceptional Family Members (EFMs) with a LoN 4 remain eligible for respite care for themselves. If you are unsure as to your or your child’s LoN, please contact EFMP at 808-257-0290.

Respite Care is a non-entitlement benefit intended to provide brief rest periods for the primary caregiver(s) and may not be used to fund 1) Pre-school programs, 2) Day care or babysitting to allow the sponsor or spouse to work or attend school, or 3) Therapy sessions or therapeutic recreation for the EFM.

You may be eligible for EFMP Respite Care, if you are a Marine Corps Family or Navy Family assigned to a Marine unit with the following:

  • Enrolled in the EFMP and all paperwork is up-to-date
  • An EFM with a Level of Need 3 or 4
  • The EFM child(dren) residing in the sponsor’s home
  • Enrolled in the EFMP Respite Care Program at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

How do I apply? Call the EFMP Office at 808-257-0290 to learn about the Respite Care Program. (Reimbursement is up to a certain limit and has specific provider skill requirements.)

Click here for the EFMP Respite Care Log (PDF 2MB) and here for the Hold Harmless Agreement (PDF 21KB).

EFMP Respite Care Changes are detailed here in MCBUL 1754 (PDF 113KB). These changes took effect 1 October 2013.

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