Brooklyn Park – opening October 20
Starlite Center, former Office Max building
8085 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Monday – Friday: 12 – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Schedule Appointment with Vault Health: https://mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php
What to expect at the testing site.
- Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
- If you made an appointment ahead of time, you can show either your confirmation email/text or tell staff your name, birthdate, and address. Plan to arrive close to the time of your scheduled visit.
- If you did not make an appointment ahead of time, you can register at the event.
- Bring your insurance card if you have health insurance. The test will be 100% free whether or not you have insurance. If you do, we may ask your insurance company to help pay for your test.
How the saliva test works.
- You must not eat, drink, chew or smoke anything for at least 30 minutes before taking a saliva test.
- A health care professional will tell you how to take the test, but you will do it yourself.
- You will spit into a funnel attached to a tube. Producing the required amount of saliva usually takes 10-12 minutes.
- You will get your results in about 48-72 hours.
After you’re tested.
- Refer to What to Do While You Wait for a COVID-19 Test Result (PDF): https://www.health.state.mn.us/…/coronavirus/waiting.pdf
- Results are typically available 48 hours after your sample arrives at the lab, but there can sometimes be delays. If you have questions regarding saliva testing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-800-5698. Please do not contact MDH for results.
- Your test is private and not shared with anyone outside of your public health department. We will not share your information with any government agency, employer, or health care provider.
- You will receive your test result via email.
If your test is positive.
If your test result is positive for COVID-19 the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 response team will call you with important health information for you and the people who live with you. It is important to answer the call.
On the call, you will talk about:
Your test results and what they mean.
- A household plan to help keep others from getting sick, and to make sure you have what you need. This includes information on how to separate yourself from others (isolate) and what other people in your household should do, including staying home (quarantine). We will provide additional support for your household, resources permitting, for food, masks, hand sanitizer, and other items that might be of help for this estimated two-week period you will need to stay home.
- Any people you spent time close to (sometimes called “close contacts”) starting two days before you were tested or when you started feeling sick. These people could have been exposed to the virus. The health department will call these people with instructions. Your name will not be mentioned. Learn more about Tracing COVID-19.