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FREE COVID-19 TEST KITS

Beginning March 29, Minnesotans will be able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system for free while supplies last. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead. Minnesotans will be able to visit mn.gov/covid19 to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household.

The State of Minnesota’s at-home PCR testing program through Vault Health will end on March 31. Minnesotans who have Vault PCR tests at home will be able to use them until they expire, or until December 31, 2022, whichever is first.

  • Learn more about how to test and read frequently asked questions.
  • Click here to order your COVID-19 test kits.
  • Costs for over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests are now required to be covered by health plans offered by insurance companies, employers, and groups under actions taken by the Biden Administration. In some circumstances, Minnesotans can receive free tests by showing their insurance card at a store. Minnesotans should check with their health plan prior to purchasing at-home tests to ensure they are following the steps necessary to have costs covered.
  • Anyone can walk in or schedule an appointment for a test at one of the state's free COVID-19 Community Testing sites or find a testing option near them through the state's Find Testing Locations map.

How to get tested for free

All testing is available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not.

Find COVID testing sites

  • Testing is free and safe
  • Many testing sites have been added
  • Insurance not required

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