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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

 Minnesota is offering low-barrier, no-cost COVID-19 rapid and saliva testing in Minnesota communities.

No-Cost, Low-Barrier Testing  
 
Walk-ins are welcome at the State of Minnesota’s community testing sites. The state strongly encourages you to sign up for an appointment using the registration link listed with each location. Signing up ahead of time helps avoid long lines and makes social distancing easier.
 
All costs for this test are covered by your insurance company or the federal or state government. Do not pay your insurance company or the testing provider for your COVID-19 test. There is no cost to you for this test. Insurance companies may send you an Explanation of Benefits or “EOB” showing the difference between the billed cost of this COVID test and what they have paid. It may even say that a portion is “patient responsibility.” This is simply for your information. It is not a bill, and you should NOT pay anything.
 
Testing is available to anyone who believes they need a COVID-19 test, with or without insurance. Participants will be asked for their health insurance information so the state can bill their insurance company on their behalf. If a person is uninsured or for any reason insurance does not cover some or all of the cost, the state will cover the difference so testing remains available at no cost to everyone.
 
Tests at the state’s community saliva testing sites are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, molecular tests that detect the virus's genetic material. PCR tests are the most accurate tests for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19. A positive PCR test result is considered a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

Tests at the state’s community rapid testing sites are antigen tests. Antigen tests look for specific proteins on the surface of the virus and produce results more quickly than other tests. Rapid test results at state sites will be available within approximately 1-3 hours of processing. The test is conducted with a nasal swab. A positive antigen test result is considered a probable case of COVID-19, but they are still considered cases.
 
Anyone can get tested at the saliva sites and symptomatic individuals can get tested at rapid sites. To learn which community sites offer saliva and/or rapid testing, please review the locations below. 
 
You do not need to show identification to receive a COVID-19 test at a Community Testing Program site.
 

Is it safe to get a test in-person?

Minnesota understands the importance of safe testing facilities. Each community testing site is in a large space that allows for maximizing space, ventilation and distancing. You are encouraged to make an appointment to prevent crowding and long lines.

What if I am disabled or need assistance?

To request an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation or other accessibility needs for testing or vaccination sites, call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline 1-833-431-2053 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Please make requests 2-3 business days before the testing event to ensure time to coordinate accommodations.

Learn more about what to expect at a Community Testing Site.


Bloomington

Former DMV
9930 Logan Avenue South
Saliva
Monday - Friday 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Brooklyn Park

Starlite Center, 8085 Brooklyn Blvd
Saliva and Rapid 
7 days a week
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

Former Office Max building next to the Panda Garden Buffet, just east of Jolly Lane.


Crookston

Crookston Armory
1801 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
Rapid
Thursday - Friday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Crookston


Duluth

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Paulucci Hall
Saliva and Rapid 

Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

Enter the DECC parking lot through the east gate closest to the William A Irvin Museum Ship. Enter the DECC facility through Door D, and proceed to Paulucci Hall.


Hutchinson

Hutchinson Armory
1200 Adams Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Rapid
Thursday - Friday
11 a.m - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Hutchinson


Lino Lakes

Former YMCA
7690 Village Drive
Saliva
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Mankato - Armory

Mankato Armory
100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Minneapolis - African Immigrants Community Services

African Immigrants Community Services (AICS)
1433 East Franklin Avenue, Unit 13B
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

No appointment required. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please call 612-443-8941 or 612-443-8806.


Minneapolis - Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 
1301 North 10th Avenue
Saliva
Fridays: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

No appointment required. For assistance or questions contact: 612-254-1145.


Minneapolis*

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

Enter the testing site at Door E on 2nd Avenue. Free parking is available the Plaza Ramp at 117 South 12th St, Mpls, MN 55403 Parking is free with a voucher you will obtain from the testing clinic.

Note: The Minneapolis Convention Center site will be closed Nov. 1 - 5 due to an event.


MSP Airport

Terminal 1, 4300 Glumack Dr. (follow signs to the testing site on Level 2 of the Blue Ramp)
Saint Paul
Saliva
7 days a week
7 am - 7 pm every day

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

Parking will be available for all seeking a COVID-19 test:

  • Drive to Terminal 1 and into the entry plaza for the parking ramps. Signs will guide you from the inbound roadway to the clinic location itself.
  • Follow signage to Level 2 in the Blue Ramp.
  • Walk to the centrally located elevator lobby and follow signs to the clinic.


Moorhead

Former Thomas Edison Elementary School
1110 S 14th Street
Saliva and Rapid 
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Morris - Armory

Morris Armory
722 Iowa Ave
Morris, MN
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


St. Cloud Armory

St. Cloud Armory, 1710 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Stillwater*

Stillwater Armory
350 Maryknoll Drive North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Rapid
Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Stillwater

*No testing at the Stillwater site on Saturdays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.


St. Paul*

Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 West Kellogg Fourth Ave South
Saliva and Rapid 
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

*Note: Testing at the Roy Wilkins site will remain open on Sundays Nov. 7, and Nov. 14, but will take place in another room. Signs and staff will direct people to the location.


Winona*

Winona Mall, 1213 Gilmore Ave
Saliva
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me

Testing is located in the back of the Winona Mall near the DMV (southwest corner), facing Highway 61. The entrance is on the outside of the mall.


Minnesotans may also order a test through the state’s at-home COVID-19 testing program

Additionally, Minnesotans may find a testing option nearby through the state’s Find Testing Locations map

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