COVID-19 Community Saliva Testing

COVID Testing Schedule:
Monday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CLOSED Easter – Sunday, April 4, 2021

COVID-19 testing is available at no cost at all Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) community testing sites.

These saliva tests are more comfortable than nasal swabs and just as accurate, but they 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.

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

Schedule a Testing Appointment

DECC – South Pioneer Hall

350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN, 55802

Enter at the East Parking Booth next to the William A. Irvin.  Vehicles may park in the ramp or surface parking lot. Use Entrance A to access South Pioneer Hall (see map below with parking and entry highlighted in yellow).

What to expect at the testing site

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
  • The sites are usually busiest when they first open. Come later in the day if you can to avoid lines.
  • 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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