Screening and testing

*Allina Health requires an in-person or virtual visit to confirm if you need a COVID-19 or other tests based on your symptoms. Allina Health does not perform rapid testing. If you want a COVID-19 test without a visit, consider using the state testing options or other local community or pharmacy locations. Find testing sites outside of Allina Health:

To meet with an Allina Health provider to discuss your symptoms and see if you qualify for a COVID-19 test, make an appointment now.

Because COVID-19 has similar symptoms to flu, strep and other illnesses, the first step to testing is an evaluation at a virtual or in-person visit. Allina Health does not perform tests without an in-person or virtual visit with a provider first. We have lots of different types of appointment options, including in-person and virtual visits. We also have an everyday online option, where you can fill out a questionnaire and someone will get back to you within an hour.

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Confirm you have one or more COVID symptoms or have had an exposure

If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms but still want a test, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) partner with communities to offer COVID-19 testing. Allina Health does NOT do COVID tests without an in-person or virtual visit with a provider first. Schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for a COVID-19 test.

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Talk to a provider

To qualify for a COVID-19 test, we recommend Everyday Online for most patients because you can talk to a provider right from your home. With the in-person options if you do qualify for a COVID-19 test, you can get it while you're already right there in the clinic.

View COVID-19 evaluation options.

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Get tested

If you qualify, your provider can help you schedule a time to get tested for COVID-19. Allina Health does not perform rapid testing. If you want a COVID test without a provider evaluation first, consider using the state testing options or other local community or pharmacy locations instead:

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Get your results

The fastest way to see your test results is through your Allina Health account. Sign in to your free Allina Health account or create an account to quickly see your results and communicate with your provider.

We try to process test results as soon as possible, but it may take up to a week to receive yours.

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How can I get COVID-19 antibody testing?

A COVID-19 antibody test has recently been approved by the FDA and Allina Health Laboratory Services.

Allina Health now offers COVID-19 antibody (serology) testing for inpatients who meet certain guidelines. In addition, antibody testing in the clinic setting may also be considered for patients who:

  • have symptoms of COVID-19 that began more than 14 days ago and:
    • had a past negative COVID-19 test result
    • have never had a COVID-19 test 

If you think you meet the criteria above, your next step is to schedule a virtual visit with your provider, who will decide whether you are a good candidate for antibody testing and who can explain your test results after they come in.

Results from the COVID-19 antibody test can help determine whether your symptoms are due to COVID-19, but cannot tell if you are immune to COVID-19.

Learn more about antibody testing on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s antibody testing page.

COVID-19 testing and treatment costs

Allina Health is not collecting copays and deductibles for diagnostic COVID-19 tests. However, copays and deductibles may apply to the charge for your pre-test appointment.

Many employers and health insurers are required to pay for diagnostic COVID-19 testing. 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

To learn more about COVID-19 testing, related billing and more; visit our COVID-19 frequently asked questions page.

Masks may be required

Wearing a mask in our clinics and hospitals is optional for most patients and visitors as of April 18, 2023.

However, we may ask you to wear a mask in certain situations and settings for your protection or the protection of others. If you are coming in for care and also have a recent COVID-19 exposure, cough, runny nose, sore throat or fever, please wear a mask.