Health and Comfort Pack (HCP)

HCP Contract Information

National Stock Numbers (NSNs) for Health & Comfort Packs

NSN Description
8530-01-368-9154 Type I
8530-01-368-9155 Type II
8530-01-487-7488 Type III

Prices for Health & Comfort Packs

Price Description
$325.16 Type I
$66.51 Type II
$60.30 Type III

What is it?

The Health and Comfort Packs (HCP) are designed to provide a means for forward area troops to acquire the everyday non-food necessities that are required for their health and comfort when the exchange system or local stores are not available to them. The contents listed here are the components that were procured on the last contract. Based upon field surveys, changes may be made in future procurements. If changes are made, they are usually in size of component or due to popularity of a new item, but the basic list of items generally remains the same. There are three types of HCP's, Type I, II and III. Type I- 58 lbs and 3.3 cube (12 cases/pallet), Type II- 18 lbs and 1.9 cube (16 cases/pallet) , and Type III- 22 lbs and 2.2 cube (16 cases/pallet).

What's in it?

Type I contains components which are suitable for both males and females. The intent is to supply 10 persons for 30 days. The individual components listed in the Table for Health and Comfort Pack Type I shall be placed in the quantities specified into an individual, interlocking closure (zip), opaque polyethylene bag to form individual component packs (e.g., 10 toothbrushes in one bag; 10 tubes of toothpaste in one bag; 10 dental floss in one bag; etc.) The polyethylene shall have a minimum thickness of 3 mil and dimensions sufficient to contain the components.  

Type II is intended to supply 10 females for 30 days.

Type III is a washcloth-sized personal hygiene body wipe. The contents are intended for use by 10 individuals (male or female).

How long will it last?

The shelf life remaining for all components at the time of assembly is two years at 50 to 72 F.

How can I order it?

The NSN for Type I (male and female), Health and Comfort Pack, is 8970-01-368-9154. The NSN for Type II (female), Health and Comfort Pack, is 8970-01-368-9155. The NSN for Type III (male and female), Health and Comfort Pack, is 8970-01-487-7488. Point of contact is at (215) 737-5648, DSN: 444-5648.

We can only sell Operational Rations (MREs, UGRs, etc) to the U.S. Military Services and other authorized federally-funded agencies. We can not sell to the private sector (individual, business, or other organizations). For further information, please read our Customer Eligibility Policy.


The Health and Comfort Pack (HCP) is not stocked and is made to order by vendor.

The HCP is only intended for OCONUS requirements.

IAW AR 710-2, Supply Policy below the National Level, AR 30-22, Army Food Program, and ATP 4-41, Army Field Feeding and Class I Operations, that “Health and Comfort Packs (HCP’s) are only authorized for use at environments where AAFES support is not available or cannot be readily established.”

For CONUS units with access to AAFES’s support, they can request their installation AAFES General Manager to prepare the packages (including items the unit will need based off the situation) that can be purchased using GPC.


Type Components Supplements
Type I
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Razor, Shaving & Shaving Gel
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Foot Powder
  • Tissues
  • Plastic Bag
  • Lip Balm
  • Lotion, Sunblock
  • Body Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Eye Drops, Lubricating
  • Eye Drops, Allergy
  • Detergent, Laundry
Type II
  • Napkins, Sanitary, Regular
  • Napkins, Sanitary, Super
  • Tampons, Regular
  • Tampons, Super
  • Panty Shields
  • Disposal Bag/Pouch
  • Ponytail Holders
  • Hair Brush
  • Comb, Plastic
  • Bobby Pins
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Female Urinary Device
Type III
  • Body Wipes