COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shots

Testing

The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 tests and flu shots. All are welcome. You do not need insurance for the test. The flu shot is free if you do not have insurance. If you have insurance, bring your insurance card for the flu shot.

Who should get tested?

  • Everyone is welcome to get tested for COVID-19. 

What to expect when you get tested

  • Watch a short video by the Minnesota Department of Health on what to expect when you get tested.
  • Also available in Spanish, Somali or Hmong

Where to get free COVID-19 tests and flu shots?

  • You can get a COVID-19 test even if you do not have health insurance.
  • Your flu shot is free if you do not have insurance. If you have insurance, bring your insurance card for a flu shot. 
  • Drive-up or walk-up testing is available.

Minneapolis Health Department free COVID-19 testing events

Everyone is welcome. You do not need to register ahead of time.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 saliva testing - begins Monday, November 9, 2020

COVID-19 testing by community clinics

  • Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Avenue
    COVID-19 testing
    2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Appointments are required
    To make an appointment call 612-872-8086.
  • Southside Community Health Services, 324 East 35th Street
    COVID-19 testing
    2 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday 
    Expect results in two to three days
    Same day testing can be done for health care workers, first responders and essential workers
    Call 612-827-7181 to schedule an appointment

Other Minnesota testing sites

If you cannot attend one of these testing events, you can use this this directory to find other testing locations

What to do while you wait for your results

  • Stay home and away from others. 
  • Make a plan on what you will do if you test positive. 
  • List people you have been in close contact with recently. 
  • If you were tested for an upcoming medical procedure and do not have symptoms, you do not have to stay home while waiting for your test results. 
  • StaySafe MN has more information on what to do while you wait for your test result

Getting your test results

  • The clinic that did your testing will get the results to you.
  • It can take several days for test results to come back.
  • Do not call the Minnesota Department of Health to get your test results. 

What if I test positive?

You may be told to isolate or quarantine if:

  • You had a positive COVID-19 test
  • Someone you have been in close contact with tested positive

If you isolate or quarantine, you don't get other people sick.

See the Minnesota Department of Health website for more guidance

How do I isolate or quarantine?

Find out how to isolate or quarantine with these videos and handouts from the Minneapolis Health Department.

 

Last updated Dec 2, 2020

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