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 recommends testing for COVID-19 in several situations according to exposure, symptoms and vaccination status.

Learn who should should get tested

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

  • Saliva test.
  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Brooklyn Park

Starlite Center
8085 Brooklyn Blvd.

  • Saliva or rapid test.

  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Heights Armory
8076 Babcock Trail

  • Rapid test.
  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Lino Lakes

Former YMCA
7690 Village Drive

  • Saliva or rapid test.
  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • 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.
  • Closed: December 1-3, 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

MSP Airport

Terminal 1 (Lindbergh)
4300 Glumack Drive

  • Saliva test.
  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • Open every day: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Follow signs to testing site on Level 2 of Blue Parking Ramp. Free parking available. Walk to elevator lobby and follow signs to clinic.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Saint Paul

Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 W Kellogg Blvd.

  • Saliva or rapid test.
  • Closed: December 1-6, 24, 25, 31
  • Closed: January 1
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment or walk in.

Stillwater

Stillwater Armory
350 Maryknoll Drive North

  • Rapid test.
  • Closed December 24, 25, 31.
  • Closed: January 1.
  • 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

Saliva testing at home

Community clinic testing

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