COVID-19 Testing

Who should get tested

COVID-19 testing is an important strategy to slow the spread of the virus. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends testing for COVID-19 in several situations according to exposure, symptoms and vaccination status.

Learn who should should get tested

Free at-home COVID-19 tests

Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. 

Order free at-home test kits

Types of tests

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Saliva PCR Rapid antigen
  • Saliva.
  • Results in 24 to 72 hours.
  • For people with or without symptoms.
  • Most accurate way to detect the COVID-19 virus.
  • Learn more about PCR tests.

Community testing locations

The state of Minnesota offers free COVID-19 testing sites for all Minnesotans.

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Location Details

Bloomington

Former DMV
9930 Logan Ave. South

Brooklyn Park

Starlite Center
8085 Brooklyn Blvd.

  • Saliva or rapid test.

  • Rapid test open to ages 2+.

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Cottage Grove

National Guard Armory
8180 Belden Blvd.

Inver Grove Heights

National Guard Armory
8076 Babcock Trail

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave. South

  • Saliva or rapid test.
  • Rapid test open to ages 2+.

  • CLOSED: January 17-21

  • CLOSED: February 18.

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

MSP Airport

Terminal 1 (Lindbergh)
4300 Glumack Drive

Follow signs to testing site on Level 2 of Blue Parking Ramp. Free parking available. Walk to elevator lobby and follow signs to clinic.

Saint Paul

Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 W Kellogg Blvd.

  • Saliva or rapid test.
  • Rapid test open to ages 2+.

  • CLOSED: January 28, 30.

  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Saint Paul - WellShare Community Health Works

La Puerta Abierta
690 Livingston Ave.
 

Stillwater

Stillwater Armory
350 Maryknoll Drive North

  • Rapid test.
  • Rapid test open to ages 0+.

  • CLOSED: January 22.

  • CLOSED: February 5, 12.

  • CLOSED: March 4, 5.

  • Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

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Additional testing locations

COVID-19 testing is also offered at some clinics, hospitals and pharmacies (like CVSHy-Vee and Walgreens).

Find testing locations

Positive test result - text messages from MDH

Saliva testing at home

Community clinic testing

Additional resources