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+.

  • OPEN: January 17
  • 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

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

  • OPEN: January 17
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 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+.

  • 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+.

  • OPEN: January 17.

  • 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.

Expanded hours:

  • January 16: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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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

Additional resources