COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shots
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
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.
- Sabathani Community Center
Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, and Saturday, December 19
310 East 38th Street
Sabathani December COVID testing flyer (PDF)
- Columbia Manor (Columbia Golf Course)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, and Monday, December 14
Sunday, December 20, and Monday, December 21
3300 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Manor December COVID testing flyer (PDF)
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 saliva testing - begins Monday, November 9, 2020
- Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South, Exhibit Room E, enter on west side of building off 1st Avenue
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome
Make an appointment here
Find information and instructions from the State
Free curbside parking on 1st Avenue South
COVID-19 saliva testing - electronic version (PDF)
COVID-19 saliva testing - print version (PDF)
COVID-19 testing by community clinics
- Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Avenue
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
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.
How do I isolate or quarantine?
Find out how to isolate or quarantine with these videos and handouts from the Minneapolis Health Department.
- Watch and share the video How to Isolate or Quarantine Yourself.
Watch the video in Spanish, Somali or Hmong
- How to Isolate or Quarantine Yourself handout (PDF)
See the handout in Spanish (PDF), Somali (PDF) or Hmong (PDF)
Last updated Dec 2, 2020