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COVID-19 testing for kids at Children’s Minnesota

We are currently offering COVID-19 testing for kids, with or without symptoms, at Children’s Minnesota at any of our 12 Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics.

  • We are offering tests for kids for any reason – whether they’re heading back to sports or school, or they’ve been exposed to a person who has COVID-19. Your child can get a test whether they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

Here’s what you need to know about our COVID-19 tests for kids.

COVID-19 tests for kids

Requirements

  • A scheduled appointment is required at most clinics to get a test.
  • A visit with a provider is required before getting a COVID-19 test at a Children’s Minnesota primary care clinic.
Primary care employee at Children's Minnesota

Convenient options

Results

  • Without symptoms: Kids without symptoms will get their COVID-19 test results in two to three days.
  • With symptoms: Kids with symptoms will receive their test results in an hour.
  • Negative results: Beginning Feb. 22, 2021, negative COVID-19 test results will be sent through MyChildren’s, our patient portal. Sign up at your next appointment or call 612-813-6216.
  • Positive results: A provider will call or text you about positive COVID-19 test results.

Cost

As stated above, you do need to visit a provider at Children’s Minnesota before getting your child a COVID-19 test. Please check with your provider on coverage as it can vary by plan.

Make an appointment for a COVID-19 test at any of our 12 Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics for your child today!

Alexandra Rothstein