COVID-19 Testing & Treatment
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.
To be confident you do not have COVID-19, the CDC and FDA currently recommend two negative antigen tests for people with symptoms or three antigen tests for those without symptoms, performed 48 hours apart. A single PCR test can also be used to confirm an antigen test result. Visit COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know for the CDC and FDA antigen testing recommendations.
COVID-19 self-testing / free test kits
Minnesota residents have many COVID-19 testing options. One option is a self-test which can be done anywhere. Results are often ready within 15 minutes.
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.
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
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. It is available to all people currently in Minnesota, regardless of residency or citizenship status. A state ID is NOT required. The service is available at no cost. Get COVID-19 treatment through telehealth.
Types of tests
|Molecular test||Antigen test|
Community testing locations
Minneapolis - Phyllis Wheatley Community Center