Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Exceptional Family Member Program Contact Information

Marine & Family Programs
Exceptional Family Member Program

Kaneohe Bay, Building #219
Phone: 808-257-0290

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 0730-1630

Services conducted in-person and via phone.
Appointments recommended for in-person meetings. Please call ahead.

What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?

EFMP is a confidential & mandatory program for dependents who have medical or educational special needs. It is a program designed to coordinate PCS assignments for active duty sponsors that ensures the availability and accessibility of necessary medical and/or educational services for Exceptional Family Members.

Who is an Exceptional Family Member?

  • Dependent of active duty service member
  • Spouse, child, parent
  • Resides with the sponsor
  • Requires medical specialty care or
  • Has a chronic medical condition that requires more than annual visits with primary care physician
  • Eligible for Early Intervention Services
  • Eligible for Special Education

What are the benefits of enrollment?
Click here to learn about family support services offered through EFMP.
Click here to see the July 2022 EFMP 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 (Click here for instructions)
  3. DD Form 2792-1 Special Education/Early Intervention Summary Form (Click here for instructions)
  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.

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Click here to access the Military One Source EFMP & ME Podcast page to hear subject matter experts discuss topics of interest for military families with members who have special needs.

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! We offer both in-person and virtual training, personalized for your family, at a time that is most convenient for you!

Training topics offered:

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

Call us at 808-257-0290 for more information and to schedule your training session.

The EFMP Respite Care Reimbursement Program is intended to reduce stress on families by providing temporary rest periods for primary caregiver(s) of individuals with severe and profound special needs (Levels of Need 3 and 4). Respite care is a service-specific, non-entitlement benefit. Program participants can receive up to 20 hours per month, per family, of respite care reimbursement at an authorized rate. Families may choose their own certified provider, and must submit proof of certification or licensure prior to care taking place. Reimbursement logs must be submitted to the MCBH EFMP office within 60 days to receive reimbursement.

For information on respite care use, eligibility and enrollment, please contact our office at 808-257-0290.

Click here for the EFMP Respite Care Log (PDF 2MB).

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