“Ukrposhta” will deliver medicine in five more regions

Oleksandra Amru

From March 1, "Ukrposhta" will deliver medicine in five more regions — Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernihiv, as well as throughout the Sumy and Donetsk regions. Previously, "Ukrposhta" accepted and delivered orders for medicines only in certain areas of the Sumy and Donetsk regions. From now on, medicines will be available to residents of all front-line areas where there are no pharmacies or where they are destroyed.

This was reported by the General Director of the “Ukrposhta” Ihor Smilyanskyi.

On February 13, the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko informed that "Ukrposhta" received a license from the State Medical Service to sell medicines, and already on February 21, it began accepting orders and delivering drugs in the Donetsk region and some border areas of the Sumy region.

The project was launched primarily due to the fact that now many settlements in Ukraine do not have access to pharmacies. There are none or they were destroyed during the full-scale invasion. According to the Ministry of Health, more than 20 000 villages do not have pharmacies.

Through the "Ukrposhta" you can order medicines under the "Affordable Medicines" program, i.e. free of charge or at a lower price. Medicines are delivered free of charge within three days.

How to order

To place an order, dial 0 800 300 545 and follow the prompts in the voice menu. Orders will be delivered free of charge using the "Ukrposhta Express" service. Shipments can be tracked on the website, in the “Ukrposhta” mobile application, and through the companyʼs chatbot in messengers.

  • In December 2023, the Ministry of Reintegration announced plans to launch mobile pharmacies on the basis of "Ukrposhta" in forward edge of battle area. According to the plan, licensed warehouses should be opened at the key sorting facilities of the “Ukrposhta” (Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Khmelnytskyi) in order to quickly deliver medicines to any populated place, and the program "Affordable Medicines" will be integrated into mobile pharmacies of the “Ukrposhta”.
  • “Affordable Medicines” is a government program that has been in effect since 2017. It helps Ukrainians to get medicine for some diseases free of charge or with a surcharge. Currently, 515 trade names of medicines and medical devices are available under this program.