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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

Testing locations and hours are changing. Please confirm details below before going to a Community Testing site.


Appointments and walk-ins are available at other community testing sites listed below.
Or use the Find Testing Locations map to find providers near you.

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

Five of Minnesota’s community testing sites are test to treat sites offering COVID-19 pills to eligible patients – Brooklyn Park, Duluth, MSP Airport, Moorhead and Saint Paul-Midway (beginning June 27). There, 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 a prescription for pills at the same time. Learn more about Test to Treat at COVID-19 Treatments. Find a location near you below, or use the federal government’s Test to Treat locator to help find participating sites.

Walk-ins and appointments welcome

  • Walk-ins are welcome at the State of Minnesota’s community testing sites.
  • Appointments are strongly encouraged using the registration link listed with each location.
  • 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.
  • You do not need to show identification to receive a COVID-19 test at a Community Testing Program site.

Tests are free
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.

Proof of insurance not required
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.

Two Types of Tests


If your child needs a PCR test and is unable to carry out a saliva test, contact your health care provider or check the Find Testing Locations for other testing options, including rapid, near you.

Saliva

  • Saliva results from testing at state sites are available within approximately 24-72 hours from processing.
  • PCR tests are the most accurate tests for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Tests at the state’s community saliva testing sites are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, molecular tests that detect the virus's genetic material.
  • A positive PCR test result is considered a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Rapid

  • Rapid test results at state sites will be available within approximately 15 to 30 minutes of processing.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Minnesotans can visit any COVID-19 community testing site. However, PCR tests are the recommended testing option for people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. 

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.

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Brooklyn Park - Starlite Center

8085 Brooklyn Blvd
Saliva, Rapid, and Test to Treat - learn about the two types of tests (PDF) and learn about Test to Treat.
7 days a week
Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Brooklyn Park

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+

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


Duluth - Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

350 Harbor Drive, Paulucci Hall
Saliva, Rapid, and Test to Treat - learn about the two types of tests (PDF) and learn about Test to Treat.
Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Duluth

Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+

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.


Mankato - 1818 Commerce Drive

1818 Commerce Dr.
North Mankato, MN 56003
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Schedule an appointment at Mankato

Note: ADA accommodations are also available for individuals with accessibility needs. 


Minneapolis - African Immigrants Community Services (AICS)

1433 East Franklin Avenue, Unit 13B
Saliva
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

No appointment required. For assistance or questions, please call 612-443-8941 or 612-443-8806.


Minneapolis - Phyllis Wheatley Community Center  

1301 North 10th Avenue
Saliva
Monday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

*Walk-ins are accepted

For more information, contact our hotline: 612-254-1145.


Minneapolis - Somali Community Resettlement Services

4020 Minnehaha Avenue, Suite 2070
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Somali Community Resettlement Services by calling 612-353-6380. This site also accepts walk-ins.


MSP Airport

Terminal 1, 4300 Glumack Dr. (follow signs to the testing site on Level 2 of the Blue Ramp)
Saint Paul
Saliva, Rapid, and Test to Treat - learn about the two types of tests (PDF) and learn about Test to Treat.
7 days a week
7 am - 7 pm every day

Schedule an appointment at MSP Airport Terminal 1

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, Rapid, and Test to Treat - learn about the two types of tests (PDF) and learn about Test to Treat.
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Moorhead

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+


St. Cloud - Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO)

Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO)
3333 West Division Street, Suite 122A
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Appointments and Walk-in appointments available
Phone number: 320-281-3232


St. Cloud - St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State, Sherburne Hall
525 1st Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at St. Cloud


St. Paul - Midway

1400 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN
Rapid and Test to Treat (beginning June 27) - learn about the two types of tests (PDF) and learn about Test to Treat.
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule your appointment at St. Paul - Midway

Rapid Testing Open to Ages 0+


St. Paul - WellShare Community Health Works

La Puerta Abierta
690 Livingston Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107
Saliva
Monday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Information flyer with phone hotline numbers (Spanish, Somali, and Oromo available)

Schedule your appointment at WellShare Community Health Works



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

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