COVID Testing and Vaccinations


The MDH vaccination site that operates on Sunday/Monday will cease operations on Monday, November 14, 2022. Saliva and rapid COVID-19 Testing will continue to be offered.


Saliva testing, rapid testing, test-to-treat and vaccination boosters are available at this site.

Rapid testing open to ages 2+.  Rapid results available within approximately 15 minutes-3 hours from processing. Saliva test results available within approximately 24-72 hours from processing. This site is a test-to-treat site. For more information visit

Testing Schedule:
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Testing CLOSED

Vaccination Schedule:
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 12 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday – Vaccinations CLOSED

*The MDH vaccination site that operates on Sunday/Monday will cease operations on Monday, November 14, 2022.

COVID testing and vaccinations are available at no cost at all Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) community testing sites.

  • You do not to need to show identification.
  • Tests and vaccinations are at no cost to you, and insurance is not required.
  • While appointments are recommended, walk-ins are always welcome.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID Testing

Saliva tests may not be a good option for those with low saliva production, such as very young children or people who have suffered a stroke. Results are emailed to you 24-48 hours after taking the test.  Results may take longer during periods of high volume.

If you have questions about saliva testing, please email or call 800-800-5698.

Schedule a Testing Appointment

Schedule a Vaccination Appointment

Paulucci Hall
Entrance D & F
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN, 55802

The testing and vaccination site is located in Paulucci Hall via Entrance D & F. To access parking, please enter the East Parking Gate across from the William A Irvin Ore Carrier. Parking is FREE in the DECC lot or ramp to people accessing the test site.  When you arrive at the parking gate, let the attendant know that you are at the DECC for COVID testing or a vaccination.  There is no parking in the back of the DECC along Harbor Drive.

Best Time to Test
If you can, avoid the start of the day, lunchtime, and after work.  These are the busiest at the test site.
The best walk-in hours are during the after-lunch lull from 1:30 – 3:30.

What is the difference between the RAPID and SALIVA tests ?
The saliva method is a molecular test, also called a PCR test. It is the most sensitive test for COVID. While you might get a result within 24 hours, it can take two or more days to get the test results.
The rapid or antigen test at the DECC requires a self-administered nasal swab. Results are typically texted to you within approximately 1-3 hours of processing.

What to expect at the testing site

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to pre-register for an appointment and arrive on time (not earlier).
  • You can show either your confirmation email/text or tell staff your name, birthdate, and address.
  • Bring your insurance card if you have health insurance. The test will be 100% at no cost to you whether or not you have insurance. If you do, we may ask your insurance company to help pay for your test.
  • Each person getting tested will need to have their own email address and a phone number to receive your results

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