Screening and testing

Diagnostic testing

We offer COVID-19 tests for all symptomatic patients by appointment only at our curbside testing locations. Current Allina Health locations offering curbside testing are: 

To see if you qualify to make a curbside testing appointment, call the clinic from this list that you wish to visit.

Results from curbside testing are usually available within 3-5 days.

You may be eligible for testing if you have developed one or more of the following symptoms or these symptoms have worsened in the past 14 days.

  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • headaches
  • unexplained muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • loss of taste/smell
  • diarrhea

If you believe you may have coronavirus, you can learn about your care options at Get Care Now.

How can I get COVID-19 antibody testing?

At this time, Allina Health does not offer COVID-19 antibody (also called serology) testing, and does not encourage patients to obtain testing through outside laboratories.

A COVID-19 antibody test has recently been validated by the FDA as well as Allina Health laboratories. Due to limitations in collecting and interpreting this test, it is not yet available at Allina Health, but we plan to have this test available for patients who meet testing guidelines soon. Learn more on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Test for Past Infection page.

COVID-19 testing costs

Allina Health is not collecting copays and deductibles for diagnostic COVID-19 tests. Employers and health insurers are required to pay for diagnostic COVID-19 testing and related services. You are encouraged to contact your insurance company for specific out of pocket cost questions and additional charges that could be incurred at the time of service. Patients will not be charged a fee for a COVID-19 test if they are uninsured and unable to pay.