Exceptional Family Member Program

The Airman & Family Readiness Center at Offutt Air Force Base works closely with many different military and community agencies who provide vital support to our Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). For more information, or for assistance in finding services for a family member with special needs, please call 402-294-4329 or email: 55FSS/FSFR AT us DOT af DOT mil

What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) supports military families with special medical and educational needs. The program has three components:

  1. Identification and Enrollment
  2. Assignment Coordination
  3. Family Support

Who is a family member with special needs?

A family member who has special needs is a:

  1. Spouse, child, or dependent adult who, regardless of age, has special medical needs and
  2. Requires medical services for a chronic condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.;
  3. Receives ongoing services from a medical specialist; or
  4. Has significant behavioral health concerns.

A child (birth through 21 years) with special educational needs who is eligible for, or receives,

  1. Special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP); or
  2. Early Intervention Services (EIS) through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

EFMP Identification and Enrollment

Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active duty military members. When a family member is identified with special medical and/or educational needs, the special needs are documented through enrollment in the EFMP. This allows medical and educational personnel to review the availability of medical and educational resources in projected assignment locations. Members of the Guard or Reserves may enroll according to Service-specific guidance.

Why enroll?Enrollment ensures that the family member\’s documented medical and educational needs are considered during the assignment process.

What is the enrollment process?Paperwork required for enrollment in the EFMP is available from the EFMP medical point of contact at the installation Military Treatment Facility (MTF). At Offutt, this is the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, located on 25th St. and Capehart. For an enrollment appointment please call: 402-294-6869.

Office Hours:

Walk-ins 0730-1100 and appointments available 1300-1600
Appointments available 0730-1100 and 1300-1600
Closed for clearances
Walk-ins available 1300-1600 and appointments available 1300-1600
Appointments available 0730-1100 and 1300-1600

Paperwork includes:

  1. DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary, documents medical needs. The service member, spouse, or adult family member completes the first page. The remainder is completed by the family member\’s physician or other qualified medical professional, and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication, and any special accommodations required by the family member.
  2. DD Form 2792-1, Family Member Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, documents educational needs. The sponsor, parent, or legal guardian completes items one through seven of the first page. The remainder of the form is completed by school or early intervention program personnel. The form includes the child\’s educational diagnosis and is accompanied by a copy of the IEP or IFSP.

After the appropriate medical and/or educational provider completes the form(s), they must be returned to the EFMP medical point of contact.

EFMP Assignment Coordination

What is Assignment Coordination?The military mission is the driving force behind the assignment process, but the EFMP enrollment ensures that a family member\’s special needs are considered in the process. Assignment coordination occurs when the personnel command requests medical and/or educational professionals to review a family member\’s documented needs (available because of the EFMP enrollment) to determine availability of services at a projected location.

Why is assignment coordination important?Assignment coordination is important because access to appropriate medical and educational services may be limited in some locations, especially in overseas and remote locations. When assignment coordination occurs, family members receive the care and support they require and the service member can focus more clearly on mission-related responsibilities.

EFMP Family Support

What is Family Support?EFMP-Family Support Coordinators provide information and referral to on and off base community services through the Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRC;). It includes, but is not limited to:

For more information please contact the EFMP Coordinator at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, (402) 294-4329 or visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/EFMP.Offutt

Are you new to Offutt AFB? Please make sure that you have changed your region for United Health Care (UHC) – call 1-877-988-9378 as soon as you arrive! For additional assistance, please email the EFMP office at 55FSS/FSFR AT us DOT af DOT mil