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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

Minnesota is offering low-barrier, no-cost COVID-19 testing in Minnesota communities.
 
No-Cost, Low-Barrier Testing  
 
Walk-ins are welcome at Minnesota’s Community Testing Program sites. We strongly encourage 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. The testing company, Vault Health, accepts what your insurance pays as full payment.  
 
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.
 
All tests at the state’s community 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.
 
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
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.


Duluth

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), 350 Harbor Drive, Paulucci Hall
Saliva
Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 6 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.


Lino Lakes

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

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Minneapolis

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

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


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.


Mankato - Armory

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

To schedule an appointment:mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Moorhead

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

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


St. Paul 

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

To schedule an appointment: mncovidtestingappt.as.me


Winona

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