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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

New: COVID-19 testing returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday, January 24 in Room 211A-D.


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

Walk-ins and appointments welcome

  • 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.
  • 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 1-3 hours 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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Albert Lea*

Former ShopCo in Northbridge Mall
2610 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Rapid**
Thursday - Friday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Albert Lea

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 0+


Anoka

Anoka Armory
408 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303
Saliva
Thursday through Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Schedule an appointment at Anoka Armory


Bemidji*

*The Bemidji site will be closed on 2/21 for Presidents Day.

Bemidji Armory
1430 23rd St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Saliva
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Bemidji


Bloomington - Former DMV

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

Schedule an appointment at Bloomington


Brooklyn Park - Starlite Center

Starlite Center, 8085 Brooklyn Blvd
Saliva and Rapid - learn about the two types of tests (PDF)**
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.


Cottage Grove - National Guard Armory*

*The Cottage Grove Armory testing site will be closed on 2/5, 2/6, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13 and 2/21. 

8180 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Saliva
Thursday - Monday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Cottage Grove


Crookston

The Crookston Community Testing site closed Jan. 14. A limited supply of at home test kits is available for pickup at Polk County Public Health. Call one of the offices for curbside pickup.

Crookston Public Health: 218-281-3385
McIntosh Public Health: 218-563-2010
East Grand Forks Human Services: 218-773-2431

You can also order an at-home saliva test by visiting the MDH website at https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/athome.html


Duluth - Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Paulucci Hall
Saliva and Rapid - learn about the two types of tests (PDF)**
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.


Hutchinson - National Guard Armory

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

Schedule an appointment at Hutchinson

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 0+


Inver Grove Heights - National Guard Armory

Inver Grove Heights Armory
8076 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077
Rapid**
Regular schedule: Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Inver Grove Heights

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 0+


Mankato - National Guard Armory* 

*The Mankato testing site will be closed on 2/21

Mankato Armory
100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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.


Marshall - Former Sears at Market Street Mall

Marshall - Former Sears at Market Street Mall
1420 East College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
Saliva
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Marshall - Former Sears at Market Street Mall


Minneapolis - African Immigrants Community Services (AICS)*

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 (Appointments Only)

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 
1301 North 10th Avenue
Saliva

Mondays: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. by appointment
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. by appointment
Wednesdays: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. by appointment
Thursdays: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. by appointment
Fridays: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. by appointment 

For assistance, questions, or to make an appointment contact our hotline: 612-254-1145.


Minneapolis Convention Center* (Re-opens on 1/24)

*The Minneapolis Convention Center site will be closed on 2/18

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 211A-D
1301 Second Avenue South
Saliva and Rapid - learn about the two types of tests (PDF)**
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Schedule an appointment at Minneapolis Convention Center

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+

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.


MSP Airport (Appointments Only - No Walk-ins)*

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

Schedule an appointment at MSP Airport Terminal 1 (required)

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 - learn about the two types of tests (PDF)**
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+


Morris - National Guard Armory*

*The Morris site will close on 2/21 for Presidents Day.

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

Schedule an appointment at Morris


North Branch

North Branch
38500 Tanger Drive
North Branch, MN 55056
Saliva and Rapid
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at North Branch


St. Cloud - National Guard Armory*

*The St. Cloud site will be closed 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/21 

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

Schedule an appointment at St. Cloud


St. Paul - Minnesota Department of Transportation*

*The Minnesota Department of Transportation site is open through February 14.

395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
**This site is administering nasal swab PCR tests only**
January 25: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Beginning January 26: 7 days a week: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule your appointment at St. Paul – Minnesota Department of Transportation

Free parking: Available at Ramp F, main level, 424 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55155.


St. Paul - Roy Wilkins Auditorium*

*The St. Paul - Roy Wilkins Auditorium location will be closed on 1/28 and 1/30

175 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saliva and Rapid - learn about the two types of tests (PDF)**
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule your appointment at St. Paul - Roy Wilkins Auditorium

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+


Stillwater*

*Open 7 days a week thru Feb. 26, except for the following days that will be closed: 1/22, 1/23, 2/5, 2/6, 2/12, 2/13, 2/21

Stillwater Armory
350 Maryknoll Drive North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Rapid**
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Stillwater

**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. - 6 p.m.

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

Schedule your appointment at WellShare Community Health Works


Wadena

Wadena Armory
517 Jefferson Street North
Wadena, MN 56482
Rapid**
Monday - Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at Wadena

**Rapid Testing Open to Ages 0+


Winona Mall

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

Schedule an appointment at Winona Mall

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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