When should I get tested?
Individuals with symptoms should be tested.
If you had an exposure to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic, you should still get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure.
You may also consider testing if you are in certain high-risk settings or before contact with someone at high risk for COVID-19.
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Home tests/self tests are not reportable to the North Dakota Department of Health. If you test positive, please self-isolate and notify those who have been exposed.
Use only tests authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
Carefully follow the directions supplied with the test kit.
Free home testing kits are available from the federal government. Four tests per family will be mailed to you.
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has COVID-19 test kits available statewide. Individuals who would like to pick up free test kits can find a location near them — please see the “test locations” portion of the table.
If you receive a Celltrion home testing kit, it is not necessary to download the manufacturer's mobile app to administer the test; the printed instructions are comprehensive and will properly walk you through the process.
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Free Public Testing Events
Public testing is available to anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19. There are regular testing events happening across North Dakota and new testing locations are added on a regular basis.
Proof of residency will not be required. The test takes about 15 minutes to complete (although the wait time may be longer).
Step 1 - Locate an event using the list below.
Step 2 - Complete a one time pre-registration at testreg.nd.gov to save time at the event. You can register on-site if you aren't able to pre-register. Please do not call the NDDoH public hotline to schedule your COVID-19 test, as the hotline is unable to schedule appointments directly.
Step 3 - All individuals will be notified of their results, positive or not-detected, within 72-hour after the sample arrives at the processing laboratory.
How do I access my test results? Visit the Test Results website to find ways to access your PCR or Rapid Antigen test results.
Please reach out to your health care provider for more information and to schedule an appointment. Deductible, co-pay or co-insurance may apply. This list may not indicate all available COVID-19 test collection sites.
If your COVID-19 test is performed by a health care provider, only they will be able to provide you with your test results.