COVID-19 testing in Minnesota is free for anyone who lives here. It is free if you have insurance or not. If you do have insurance, they may ask for your insurance information when you get tested. BUT, you do not pay for test, your insurance company does. If you are charged, call your insurance company to report the mistake.
If you don’t have insurance, go to www.MNSure.org. Normally, you can only get insurance during the “open enrollment period.” BUT, anyone can enroll during the COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment Period, from February 16 – May 17, 2021.
Remember: If you are eligible for MA or MNCare, you can enroll any time of the year – there are no ‘open enrollment’ restrictions.
You can apply for MA or MNCare on your own online if you want to. It’s pretty easy to do. You can also get help from a navigator. A navigator can help you through the process.
If you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN) you have to see a navigator or your county human services office to complete the application.
If you can’t get MA or MNCare because of your immigration status but you are having symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, go to an ER to be tested and treated. They can help you work on an application for EMA.