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EFMP Screening

What is the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Screening?

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The objective of Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is to assess, document and code the special education and medical needs of family members. Some bases may refer to this process as medical and educational screening.

Why do I need an EFMP Screening?

DoD members requesting accompanied overseas tours, extensions of more than 6 months of an overseas accompanied tour or consecutive overseas assignments, must have all family members screened for any special medical or educational needs. This is to ensure DoD members are assigned to locations where dependents with specific needs can receive necessary care. When reviewing a family member’s needs, the Air Force often considers the availability of services from the host nation as well as those provided by the Air Force.

Need help navigating the process?

Contact your local military health clinic’s EFMP-Medical office to help you with enrollment, disenrollment, updates and overseas EFMP screenings. Your local EFMP-Medical office is the POC for all of your EFMP out-processing needs. The DoD member will not need to contact the gaining EFMP-Medical office as all communications with the gaining office will be handled by the local EFMP-Medical office, not the DoD member.

Also stay in touch with your local and gaining EFMP-Family Support Coordinator in Airman & Family Readiness. They can provide non-clinical case management and support throughout your PCS process. EFMP-Family Support regularly organizes events, trips, and educational opportunities open to EFMP families. Contact your local A&FRC to speak with the EFMP-Family Support Coordinator.

EFMP Screening Process

Why do I need an EFMP Screening?

At your EFMP-Medical screening appointment, the Family Member Relocation Clearance Coordinator (FMRCC) or Special Needs Coordinator (SNC) will review your screening questionnaire, outpatient medical records and any supporting documentation, to determine if any family member meets the criteria for enrollment into EFMP. Please arrive at your local EFMP office with the following:
  • AF 1466:
    All Q-code active duty traveling with family member(s) or with family traveling at government expense
  • AF 1466 D:
    All family member(s) age 2 years or older
  • DD2792:
    One for each family member(s) identified with a special medical need
  • DD2792-1:
    All dependent(s) from birth to high school
  • IEP:
    Most current (if applicable)
  • Q-Code letter:
    Most current
  • AF2523:
    If newly coded or missing, one per family
  • DD2005:
    If newly coded or missing, one per adult
  • AF4380:
    All active duty with dependents


Once all of these have been gathered, EFMP-Medical FMRCC will then schedule an overseas interview with the member and thier dependents. Note: If a family member meets enrollment criteria, EFMP enrollment will begin. This process could take up to 6 weeks.

The EFMP-Medical office will be happy to assist at any time to pre-screen dependents for EFMP enrollment. If you suspect that your dependents meet the criteria, please schedule an appointment. Enrollment is mandatory and your PCS will be quicker and smoother if your EFMP status has been determined.

What happens after the screening?

Once a Facility Determination Inquiry (FDI) is submitted, the gaining base has 14 days to review.

Authorization for Command Sponsorship

If your family is approved to accompany the active duty member, each dependent will be listed on the PCS orders. Each dependent must then apply for a No-Fee Passport