A Message from MN Department of Health
Friday, October 23, 2020
CARVER COUNTY IS PART OF A STATE PROGRAM FOR AT-HOME COVID TESTING KITS
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that Carver County is one of 24 counties that are part of a pilot COVID-19 Test at Home saliva program.
Beginning today, Carver County residents can order a saliva test online, to perform in the comfort of their own home. These tests are available in select service areas free of charge to any Minnesotan who believes they need to be tested. It will soon be available to all Minnesotans.
Through the mail order program, Minnesotans can order a saliva test online to be shipped to their home. They then perform the test by spitting into a small tube, under the supervision of a health care professional through a video telehealth visit. Once completed, the test is shipped to the state’s new saliva lab in Oakdale, Minnesota, where results are then emailed to the person in 24-48 hours.
Testing is free to all Minnesotans who believe they need a COVID-19 test, including those who are asymptomatic. Participants will be asked for their health insurance information so the state can bill their insurance company on their behalf. If a person is uninsured or for any reason insurance does not cover some or all of the cost, the state will cover the difference so testing remains completely free to everyone.
For more information on the COVID-19 Test at Home program, and to order a test, please visit the COVID-19 Test at Home website.