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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor > Services > Exceptional Family Member Program

Exceptional Family Member Program

  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Closed for lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
  Located in the main hospital.  From the main entrance (quarter deck), make a right down the second hallway. The suitability screener's office is the first room on the left, room number 101A.

You may make an appointment for the initial briefing with the Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator by calling the TRICARE Regional Appointment Center at: (800) 404-4506.

Exceptional Family Member Coordinator at: (360) 257-9582

Fax: (360) 257-9532


The Exceptional Family Member Program identifies sponsors of family members with special medical, medically related, and educational needs. 

The Exceptional Family Member sponsor names are provided to officer and enlisted detailers who will make every effort to ensure the services are available at the sponsor’s next duty station to meet the family’s needs.

The program also ensures that Exceptional Family Members sponsors whose family members require ongoing specialized medical care are located within major medical facility areas.

Additional Information:

The Navy encourages sponsor enrollment at least 10 months prior to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move, so the detailer will have time to work with the sponsor and pinpoint the best possible assignment to meet both the Navy’s needs and the family’s special needs.

A sponsor does not have to be eligible for orders to register. Enrollment does not prevent a sponsor from meeting their sea duty obligations nor will it preclude a member for accepting a voluntary unaccompanied tour.

Download application:


Instruction Guide Sheet
Instructions/Application for EFM Medical Summary (DD 2792 of Aug 2014)
Instructions/Application for Education/Early Intervention Form (DD 2792-1 of Aug 2014)

Helpful Links:

  Navy Exceptional Family Member Home Page - This site is designed to assist sailors by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM) during the assignment process.
  Uniform Business Office - Questions Concerning Insurance
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