Prepare for testing
If you are a new patient to Hennepin Healthcare, please consider completing an e-visit or call the COVID-19 Patient Care Line at 612-873-2922 before getting tested. We can help determine the most appropriate path to testing.
If you are planning on traveling to a country that requires a negative COVID-19 test prior to admission, please visit our Travel Clinic page. If you are traveling within the United States or to a US territory, you do not have to be seen in the Travel Clinic and can call the COVID-19 Patient Care Line at 612-873-2922 for assistance.
Your test results and cost
We make every effort to get the results processed as soon as possible. Generally, results are available between 36-72 hours. There are several options to get your COVID-19 test results. Please do not go to Urgent Care or your clinic to get results. Learn more about the options for getting your test results or sharing your outside test results with your Hennepin Healthcare provider.
Many people are anticipating the arrival of a vaccine for COVID-19. Details are still being determined and we are continuing to follow the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health. Please visit the MDH website for what we currently know about COVID-19 vaccines.
Testing options and locations
Each of our clinics below has testing options available depending on your current situation. Please see details on which location makes the most sense for you.
- Wait times may vary and clinic closing times may be earlier due to very high patient volume.
- There are many ways to get tested in Minnesota. Please visit MN Department of Health testing locations to find a location or an option that works best for you.
Clinic & Specialty Center Pediatric Acute & Viral Screening Clinic | 715 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Weekday hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Who: Children 18 and under with their parents/guardians and household members. We will see patients with or without symptoms, exposure to COVID-19, or for testing to return to work, school or childcare. No walk-ins accepted at this time.
Details: Pediatric patients should schedule an appointment for this location by calling the COVID-19 Patient Care Line (612-873-2922).
Clinic & Specialty Center Internal Medicine Acute Care Clinic | 715 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Weekday hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Adults: 18 years and older with symptoms only. Please schedule an appointment by calling our COVID-19 Patient Care line (612-873-2922). No adult walk-ins accepted at this time.
Details: Adult patients should schedule an appointment for this location by calling the COVID-19 Patient Care Line (612-873-2922) or online via MyChart or using the map below (appointments may be available by calling that do not appear in the map tool below). The scheduling team can help to direct asymptomatic patients to other locations for testing if guidance is needed.
Downtown Viral Screening Clinic location and wait time
COVID-19 testing for groups
If you represent a workplace, school, or other group settings where there are a number of individuals needing COVID-19 testing, we have additional ways to partner with you. We welcome anyone to utilize our e-visits and individual clinics but can often provide a better & more consistent experience for your team with other services. We may be able to arrange for testing at your site or partner on the best timing and process for the smooth completion of testing at one of our clinic sites.
To help us better understand your needs and how we may partner, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
- Key contact person and email/phone number;
- Information about your group (size, any special needs); and
- Reason for COVID-19 testing needs.