COVID-19 Vault Saliva Testing at Home
Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for everyone who lives in Minnesota, with or without symptoms, at no cost.
The Vault saliva test kits are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, molecular tests that detect the virus's genetic material. PCR tests are the most accurate tests for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19. It checks whether you have COVID-19 right now and can spread it to others. It is not an antibody test that looks for whether you have had COVID-19 in the past. A positive PCR test result is considered a confirmed case of COVID-19.
There is no limit to the number of at-home saliva test kits you can order over time. Once your test arrives, please take the test and send it in as soon as possible.
● You cannot order a second Vault test until you receive the results from an outstanding test.
● If you are ordering tests for multiple family members, each person must register separately.
● If a test kit doesn’t arrive, call Vault's customer service line at 800-800-5698.
DO NOT pay your insurance company or the testing provider for your COVID test – there is NO COST to you for the test.
All costs for this test are covered by your insurance company or the federal or state government. Insurance companies may send you an Explanation of Benefits or "EOB" showing the difference between the billed cost of this COVID test and what they have paid. It may even say that a portion is "patient responsibility." This is simply for your information. It is NOT a bill, and you do not need to pay anything. The testing company, Vault, accepts what your insurance pays as full payment.
Order an at-home test at no cost
Vault: No-Cost COVID Testing For All Minnesotans
You can check the status of your test kit by logging into the Vault website. Typically Vault saliva test kits ship within a day of receiving the order. Note that shipping and delivery does not happen on Sundays or holidays. If you need a test immediately, visit Find Testing Locations for in-person options.