COVID-19 Testing

Testing is an important way to keep COVID-19 from spreading. If you have symptoms, test immediately. If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing.

Free at-home COVID-19 tests

State of Minnesota

March 13, 2023 - Four additional free at-home rapid tests are available to all Minnesota households through the state’s online ordering program, while supplies last. This is the last chance for people in Minnesota to get free tests before the program ends.

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests? Call the MDH COVID-19 Public hotline 1-833-431-2053 available Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Language assistance is available.

LAST CHANCE: Order free at-home test kits

Nov. 16, 2022 - Four additional tests per household are available in advance of the winter holidays. Every home in Minnesota is eligible to order up to 16 rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for free, while supplies last. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. 

Federal Government

Dec. 16, 2022 - Every home in the U.S. can order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. If you have ordered in the past, you can now order 4 more tests.

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7498).

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COVID-19 test expiration date extended

The FDA has extended many COVID-19 Rapid Test expiration dates.

COVID-19 treatment at no-cost

If you are a Minnesota resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms have started within the last 5 days, you may be eligible to receive at-home treatment at no-cost, provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and Cue Health.

Patients wanting COVID-19 treatment can visit Cue Health to get started or call 1-833-283-8378.

Test to Treat

Test to Treat is a nationwide program where you can take a COVID-19 test and, if positive, be assessed by a provider on-site. If you are eligible for treatment, you can receive and fill a prescription for pills at the same time. Please bring a current list of medications to your appointment. Patients seeking treatment should plan to spend one hour at the site. Some of these sites require appointments.

Find a provider using the Test to Treat locator.

COVID-19 Treatment through Telehealth Program

People in Minnesota who have tested positive for COVID-19 can receive free COVID-19 medication through a telehealth program provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and Cue Health.

To be eligible:

  • You tested positive for COVID-19 within the last five days.
  • Your symptoms started within the last five days. 

This program can be used no matter where you got tested, including if you used an at-home test. The service is available at no cost. Get COVID-19 treatment through telehealth.

Types of tests

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PCR Rapid antigen

Community testing locations

St. Paul-Midway, Brooklyn Park and MSP Airport testing sites closed during the final week of January 2023.

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Location Details

Minneapolis - Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 North 10th Ave
Minneapolis 55411

  • Nasal swab tests only.
  • Monday: 2 p.m. -  5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Walk-ins accepted.
  • Full vaccine schedule.
  • Contact the Minnesota Black Community COVID-19 Hotline at 612-254-1145.

Saint Paul - WellShare Community Health Works

La Puerta Abierta
690 Livingston Ave.

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Additional testing locations

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

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Community clinic testing