Free COVID-19 Tests


Ayuda con COVID en espanol

HACER es una organización Latine que ofrece una línea directa de ayuda en asociación con el Departamento de Salud de Minnesota. Las personas que llaman pueden recibir información sobre COVID-19, los sitios de prueba y la vacuna, así como recursos para vivienda, alimentos, desempleo, abuso doméstico y mucho más. La línea de ayuda está abierta a lunes de viernes 8am-5:30pm y está disponible en español y inglés. ¡Llámenos si tiene algunas preguntas!

HACER is a Latine organization offering a COVID-19 Hotline in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health. Callers can receive information about COVID-19, test sites, and the vaccine, as well as resources for housing, food, unemployment, domestic abuse, and much more. The hotline is open Monday through Friday 8am-5:30pm and is available in Spanish and English. Call if you have any questions! 

Minnesota Black community COVID-19 hotline now available

A fully staffed hotline to support Minnesota’s African American community through the pandemic is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers can get important information about virus testing sites, food security, physical and mental health, employment, housing, child care, legal rights and other COVID-19 related challenges. The hotline will also help callers looking for information and resources such as reusable cloth masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.

As part of this new partnership the African American Leadership Forum and the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center will communicate with the Minnesota Department of Health and other partners to ensure that all other needs and resource gaps in the Black community stemming from the pandemic are addressed. Competent, compassionate staff are on the line to answer your questions and connect you with the right services. Call the hotline at 612-254-1145 with questions about COVID-19.

The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 tests.

The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 saliva tests. Testing is encouraged and available to everyone, whether or not you have symptoms. It’s one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help prevent exposing your loved ones to the virus along with wearing masks correctly, keeping 6 feet from anyone you don’t live with and hand-washing.

Testing is especially important now with people going back to school and because some of the recently found variants seem to spread more easily than the original strain – up to 70% more.

The State of Minnesota especially recommends these people get tested:

Free COVID-19 tests

Do not eat, drink or use tobacco products for 30 minutes before taking a COVID-19 saliva test.

  • Columbia Manor Golf Course, 3300 Central Ave. NE 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 15

You can expect to get your test results in about 24 hours. 

More free COVID-19 saliva tests

  • Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Exhibit Room B 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.
  • Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave. 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Appointments required: Call 612-872-8086 to schedule an appointment.
  • Southside Community Health Services, 324 E. 35th St. 2-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Appointments required: Call 612-821-3548 to schedule an appointment. You can expect to get your test results in about two-three business days. Same day testing can be done for health care workers, first responders and essential workers.
  • Brooklyn Park Starlight Center 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week. Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.

Find a current list of free COVID-19 tests on the City website.

Why get tested? Videos in Spanish, Somali and Hmong

Whether you feel sick or not, get tested. This will protect your loved ones and help us all return safely back to school, work and other activities.

Watch and share these short videos in SpanishSomali and Hmong.