As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, check out helpful resources for people with disabilities.
Where to find an at-home COVID-19 test
Every home in Minnesota is eligible to order up to four rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for free, while supplies last. Order yours today.
Your insurance may cover nonprescription tests. The tests may be free when you purchase them. Or, you might need to submit a claim for reimbursement. Contact your insurance company for specific information.
A COVID Community Coordinator, or CCC, can help you find where to get tested for COVID-19, what vaccines are available, and how and where to get vaccinated. Services are available in multiple languages.
Contact your local Public Health Department. They may be offering vaccines at certain locations or partnering with providers to have pop-up vaccine clinics.
If you lost your vaccine card, the clinic or pharmacy where you received your first dose may be able to look up your immunization record. You can also request a copy from the Minnesota Department of Health by visiting Find My Immunization Record.
Minnesota launched a new COVID-19 telehealth treatment pilot program with Cue Health. This test-to-treat program will ensure that those who test positive for COVID-19 have easy access to clinician care and therapeutic treatments. For more information on how to access this program and for instructions on downloading and getting started with the Cue Health app, visit Cue Health.
Being laid off or losing health insurance through your employer are life events that qualify you to enroll in health coverage through MNsure. Learn more at the MNsure website.
If you have insurance through MNsure and your income has gone down, be sure to report it. You may be eligible for an advanced premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.
The ASL Now COVID-19 Hotline is staffed by deaf representatives who can explain information and direct you to resources. Call the hotline using ASL Now or VP 651-504-2088.
If you think you have COVID-19
Stay home while you're sick. This keeps you from accidentally spreading COVID-19 to others who may be at higher risk of serious complications.
If you're older or have underlying medical conditions, let your health care team know that you're sick. They may have specific advice for you.
Seek medical care right away if your illness gets worse (for example, if you have trouble breathing). Before going to the doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
Use the CDC's coronavirus self-checker to make decisions about seeking medical care. If you have other concerns, call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-657-3903.