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.

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Free at-home COVID-19 tests

State of Minnesota

Minnesotans are able now able to order 2 test kits (each test kit contains 2 rapid antigen tests) per Minnesota home address. Available while supplies lasts. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. 

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.

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Federal Government

May 17, 2022 - Every home in the U.S. can order 8 more at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. This is the 3rd round of tests kits being offered.

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

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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

Saint Paul - Midway
1400 University Ave. West

Saint Paul - WellShare Community Health Works

La Puerta Abierta
690 Livingston Ave.

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.

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave. South

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

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The last day of testing will be Friday, May 27. 
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Free parking available. Plaza Ramp, 117 S 12th St
Parking is free with voucher from testing clinic. 
Enter testing site at Door E on 2nd Ave. 

MSP Airport

Terminal 1 (Lindbergh)
4300 Glumack Dr.

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

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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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Positive test result - text messages from MDH

Saliva testing at home

Community clinic testing

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