Who should get tested
COVID-19 testing is an important strategy to slow the spread of the virus. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends testing for COVID-19 in several situations according to exposure, symptoms and vaccination status.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests
State of Minnesota
Nov. 16, 2022 - Four additional tests per household will be available in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Every home in Minnesota is eligible to order up to 16 rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for free, while supplies last. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
Need help placing an order for your at-home tests? Call the MDH COVID-19 Public hotline 1-833-431-2053 available Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
COVID-19 test expiration date extended
The FDA has extended the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test shelf-life expiration date to 9 months.
Types of tests
|Saliva PCR||Rapid antigen|
Test to Treat
Test to Treat is a nationwide Test 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.
Community testing locations
The state of Minnesota offers free COVID-19 testing sites for all Minnesotans.
Saint Paul - Midway
Saint Paul - WellShare Community Health Works
La Puerta Abierta
Terminal 1 (Lindbergh)
Follow signs to testing site on Level 2 of Blue Parking Ramp. Free parking available. Walk to elevator lobby and follow signs to clinic.