While this isn’t the typical freebie you’ll find on my site, it’s definitely an important one!
Any Minnesotan who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can now get FREE at-home saliva tests.
They are available to all Minnesotans who want to be tested, with or without symptoms.
Minnesota has partnered with Vault Medical Services to make these free tests possible.
When you receive the test in the mail, you can log in to access the Vault virtual waiting room where you’ll do a video visit with a Vault test supervisor. They’ll help make sure you do the test correctly. Then you send your test to their lab in Oakdale using the prepaid package provided. After it arrives, you’ll get your test results within 24 – 48 hours.
Though many of us are familiar with the nasal swab tests that have been available for months, the Minnesota Department of Health says that the saliva tests are just as accurate.
The test can also be done in person.
The test is FREE. If you have insurance, be sure to provide your insurance information so your insurance can pay the cost. If your insurance won’t pay it or doesn’t cover all of it, the state will cover the rest.
You can find more information on the Minnesota Department of Health website including a list of sites where you can go to take a COVID-19 test.