Emergency Go Kit -

Why Have a Go Kit?

An Emergency Go Kit is a collection of essential items you can quickly grab and take with you in an emergency or evacuation. You will have all your necessary supplies in one place for easy access in a hurry. 

It's important to customize your Go Kit based on any medications, assistive technology, or special needs that you or your family members may have. Keep your kit in a designated location, such as near the front door or in your car trunk, so you can easily grab it and go. 

Colorado Medicaid recipients can apply to receive an emergency go kit. You must be enrolled in Health First Colorado, Colorado's Medicaid Program to be eligible for this program.

Unfortunately, Emergency Go Kit applications are now closed -- all available kits have been distributed. See below for information on how to assemble your own Emergency Go Kit and resources to assist with funding!

Build Your Own Go Kit

Creating your own emergency go kit is essential for readiness.

Select items from the tabs below to tailor your kit to your needs and location.

What's In The Emergency Go Kit?

Pack a go kit with us!

Supply List

  • Backpack
  • 12-hour Glow Stick
  • Bubbles
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Earplugs
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Fidget
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flash Drive with medical info
  • Flashlight
  • Highlighters
  • Lumber Crayon
  • N95 Mask
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Notebook
  • Pencil Grip
  • Photo Album
  • Pill Box
  • Playing Cards
  • Poncho
  • Stress Ball
  • Water Bottle
  • Wet wipes
  • Whistle

Supply List

  • Signature Guide

Supply List

  • Ear Plugs
  • Dry Erase Board

Supply List

  • Dog Bowl (for service animal) 
  • Bedside Hangtag

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  • Low-Tech Communication Board

Funding Resources — Agencies that can help you finance your Emergency Go Kit


Local Community Service Organizations

  • American Legion
  • Eagles
  • Elks
  • Grange
  • Kiwanis
  • Lions
  • Masons
  • Moose
  • Optimists
  • Quota
  • Rotary
  • Sertoma
  • Shriners
  • VFW

Alternative Funding Sources


Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)

CU Denver

The Hub, Bioengineering

1224 5th Street

Suite 130

Denver, CO 80204


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