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Minnesota Department of Health annouces final offering of free COVID-19 tests
The Minnesota Department of Health announced that four additional free at-home rapid tests are available to all Minnesota households through the state’s online ordering program. This will be the last chance for Minnesotans to get free tests before the program ends.
Minnesotans will be able to order four tests per household. Order your free at-home rapid tests on mn.gov/covid19.
Minnesotans can also place orders through the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Language assistance is available.
How to get a test:
Order your free at-home rapid tests online. Food banks, local public health agencies, community groups, and other community health organizations may also have free tests available.
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.
Costs for over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests are now required to be covered by health plans offered by Medicare, insurance companies, employers, and groups as a result of actions taken by the Biden Administration. In some circumstances, Minnesotans can receive free tests by showing their insurance card at a store. People should check with their health plan prior to purchasing at-home tests to ensure they are following the necessary steps to have costs covered.
MDH COVID-19 Public Hotline Hours
Hotline hours start Jan. 2, 2023:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday: Closed
For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call: 1-833-431-2053
To connect directly to a representative in American Sign Language, click the “ASL Now” button on Contact Us: COVID-19 Questions.