COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Schedule an Appointment for a COVID-19 Test

For your convenience, you now can schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 test securely online.

Choose Your Appointment Type

In the list below, choose the statement that applies to you. Visit our COVID-19 Testing page for more information about testing and how to get your test results.

By choosing to schedule your curbside COVID-19 test online, you are agreeing to the General Consent for Admission.

For VA patients: If you receive benefits through the VA, please schedule your COVID test with the VA. Prior authorization is required from the VA for COVID testing done at CentraCare or Carris.


At this time CentraCare is only able to offer testing to those experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Please do not use this selection to schedule asymptomatic testing.
Go to Scheduling Options

For people who have a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage them to follow the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) quarantine guidance and practice strict mask wearing for the entire 10 days. If symptoms develop, a test can be scheduled.

Retesting Following a COVID Positive Test
Testing for COVID is not recommended for patients without symptoms who have previously tested positive within the past 90 days. If you develop new symptoms within 90 days, please contact your health care provider.

Other Testing Resources
Please note, at this time CentraCare is unable to offer COVID testing for:

  • Back to school testing
  • Return to work testing
  • Daycare testing
  • Pre-travel and event testing
  • COVID confirmation tests

If these situations apply to you, we encourage you to utilize an at-home COVID-19 test or find a community testing site.


I am a patient who has been directed to have COVID testing prior to my scheduled outpatient procedure or surgery.
Go to Scheduling Options

Long-Term Care Employee

I am an employee in a CentraCare or Carris Health Long-Term Care Facility.
Go to Scheduling Options

Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Learn more about symptoms

Carris Health locations also offer online scheduling for COVID-19 testing.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO