Munson Army Health Center

The Exceptional Family Member Program identifies service members who have family members with special needs. These family members meet specific medical and/or educational eligibility criteria identified by the Department of Defense. Enrollment is mandatory for active-duty service members and voluntary for Reserve component service members.


Once enrolled, the soldier’s personnel record indicates family members with special needs. The record alerts the assignment manager about the soldier with a special needs family member for consideration during the assignment process. The Army considers the medical and/or educational needs of the family before placing a member on assignment to a particular location.


There are separate criteria for medical and educational enrollment. Medical criteria include any chronic condition (six months or longer) medical, physical or mental health condition that requires follow-up care from a primary care manager or specialty care provider more than once per year. Educational criteria is met if the family member requires modification of the educational curriculum or has an Individualized Family Service Plan or Individualized Education Program.


The EFMP office plays a vital part of the outside contiguous United States orders process. Every family member who will be traveling on OCONUS orders is required to complete a family member travel screening before orders can be produced. This process requires a current physical and a medical review by the EFMP physician. Contacting the EFMP office at Munson Army Health Center once notified of an OCONUS assignment will speed up the process.


To schedule an appointment or have a question answered, call the appointment line at 684-6250 and ask to make an appointment or leave a message for EFMP. An EFMP representative will return the call within one business day. EFMP at MAHC does not have walk in hours.

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