When should I get tested?
Individuals with symptoms should be tested. Symptoms include Fever (100.4°F or higher)/feeling feverish, sore throat, new/worsening uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of taste and/or smell.
Even if you aren’t showing symptoms but have had contact with an individual who tested positive, testing is still beneficial because asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus. The best time for asymptomatic individuals to get tested is 7-10 days after having contact with someone who tested positive.
Home tests/self tests are not reportable to the North Dakota Department of Health.
Use only tests authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
Carefully follow the directions supplied with the test kit.
Home testing kits are available from the federal government.
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.
Click here for more information on home-testing/self-testing.
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.
Health Care Provider Locations
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.
List of Free Testing Locations
Weather advisories may affect testing hours. If there is a weather advisory in your area, please contact the location prior to traveling to the site.
Starting Tuesday, February 15, 2022, free at-home tests can be picked up at any location labeled 'Home/Self' in the Type of Test column. Search the table below.