COVID-19 Community Saliva Testing

Updated September 2021

COVID Testing Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: CLOSED

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 – Paulucci Hall
Entrance D
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN, 55802

The test site is located in Paulucci Hall via Entrance D. To access parking, please enter the East Parking Gate across from the William A Irvin Ore Carrier. Parking is free to people accessing the test site.

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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