The state of Minnesota is adding two more COVID-19 test-to-treat sites: MSP Airport, beginning today (June 23), and Saint Paul-Midway, beginning on June 27.
At these sites, Minnesotans can get tested for COVID-19 and, if positive and determined to be high-risk, receive a prescription for medication at the same time.
The two sites join three federally supported community test-to-treat sites in Brooklyn Park, Moorhead, and Duluth. Since opening earlier this month, the sites have prescribed medication to more than 300 Minnesotans.
All of the community test-to-treat sites will continue to test Minnesotans at no cost. Minnesotans who test positive for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test will be able to choose to be evaluated on site by a clinician and be given a prescription for the antiviral medication Paxlovid if it is deemed appropriate. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are recommended at mn.gov/covid19.
MDH and its testing partners are working with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy to complete the steps necessary for dispensing medication on-site at test-to-treat locations. Until that is authorized, prescriptions are sent to either a pharmacy of a patient’s choosing or a nearby pharmacy to be filled.
The new community test-to-treat locations will join the existing 61 test-to-treat sites that are already operating statewide across Minnesota, mostly located at clinics or pharmacies with Minute Clinics. Minnesotans can find other test-to-treat sites using the federal government’s Test to Treat locator. Some sites may require appointments.