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Which Texas Counties Have Medical Examiners?

Which Texas Counties Have Medical Examiners?
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In Texas, medical examiner offices are managed and operated at the county level. Find out which Texas medical examiner’s office serves your county.

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A medical examiner’s office is tasked with a huge responsibility. They are in charge of medical investigations into deaths that are unexplained, questionable, apparent suicide or possibly homicide. In Texas, medical examiner offices serve an entire county and sometimes a much larger community. 

Typically, medical examiner’s offices are located in large cities. Technically, all Texas counties have a medical examiner even if the medical examiner’s office is miles away. Keep reading for details on how many medical examiner offices are located in the Lone Star State and what areas they serve. 

Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s (TCME) office serves a large area around Austin, and is one of the primary offices in the state. TCME is set up to assist a total of 46 counties, most of which don’t have their own dedicated medical examiner’s office. 

Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information 

7723 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78724
512-854-9599

https://www.traviscountytx.gov/medical-examiner/counties-served

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

The name may be different, but the role of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is the same as other medical examiner’s offices. It is the primary medical examiner’s office for Houston. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences also assists other medical examiner’s offices with advanced services. 

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Location Information

1861 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77030
(832) 927-5000

https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/MedicalExaminerService.aspx

Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office

The sprawling metro of Houston covers so much ground a medical examiner’s office was needed in the suburbs and small towns west of the city. This is where the Fort Bend Medical Examiner’s office does its work. 

Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

3840 Bamore Rd
Rosenberg, TX 77471
832-471-4000

https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/medical-examiner-s-office

Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office

Down on the Gulf Coast, the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office is charged with handling death investigations in the immediate area. 

Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

6607 Hwy 1764
Texas City, Texas 77591
409-935-9274

https://www.galvestoncountytx.gov/county-offices/medical-examiner-s-office

Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Nueces County Medical Examiner’s office primarily serves the city of Corpus Christi. This office has a chief medical examiner and a chief medical investigator. 

Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

2610 Hospital Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
(361) 884-4994

https://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/medical-examiner

Montgomery County Forensics Services

North of Houston the Montgomery County Forensics Services department acts as the local medical examiner’s office. It also serves several counties surrounding Conroe, TX. 

Montgomery County Forensic Services Office Location Information

5101 North Parkway
Conroe, TX 77303
936-538-3791

https://www.mctx.org/departments/departments_d_-_f/forensics/index.php

Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office

There are several medical examiner’s offices in the Dallas area, but the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office is the primary one. This office is also referred to as an Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
(214) 920-5900

https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/forensics/

Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro is so massive there are two medical examiner’s offices in the area. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office investigates deaths that occur in Fort Worth and the immediate area. 

Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

200 Feliks Gwozdz Pl
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 920-5700

https://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/medical-examiner.html

Denton County Medical Examiner’s Office

Just to the north of Dallas-Fort Worth the Denton County Medical Examiner’s Office responds to death scenes, investigates deaths and determines the cause for deaths that aren’t readily apparent. 

Denton County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

535 S Loop 288 Suite 1132
Denton, TX 76205
940-349-2870

https://www.dentoncounty.gov/738/Medical-Examiner

Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office

In North Dallas the Collin County Medical Examiner’s office helps to identify bodies as well as conducting death investigations in McKinney, TX and across the rest of the county. 

Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

700 B Wilmeth Rd.
McKinney, TX 75069
972-424-1460 ext. 3775

https://www.collincountytx.gov/medical_examiner/Pages/default.aspx

Potter County Forensic Facility

The Potter County Forensic Facility is the medical examiner’s Office that’s the farthest north in the state. The facility handles death investigations and body identification in Amarillo, TX. 

Potter County Forensic Services Office Location Information

15000 E Hwy 60-Bldg 9705
Amarillo, TX 79108
(806)335-1166

https://www.co.potter.tx.us/page/potter.Forensic.Facility

Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office is the farthest north in the state. Any unnatural or unexpected deaths in Lubbock are going to be investigated by the medical examiner’s office by way of medicolegal autopsies, examining evidence, toxicology reports and more.

Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

4434 S Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79414
806-687-9434

https://www.lubbockcounty.gov/department/index.php?structureid=42

Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office

Bexar County covers San Antonio, TX. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office not only provides medicolegal investigations in the area, they also work to establish good connections with the families they serve. 

Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

7337 Louis Pasteur Dr
San Antonio, TX 78227
210-335-4011

https://www.bexar.org/1376/Medical-Examiners-Office

El Paso Medical Examiner’s Office

Medical investigations in the western most region of the state are usually handled by the El Paso Medical Examiner’s office. 

El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

4505 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 532-1447

https://www.epcounty.com/medicalexaminer/

Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office

The plains of west Texas aren’t heavily populated, but when a death is investigated near Odessa or Midland the Ector County Medical Examiner’s office will handle it. 

Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

200 W 3rd St A
Odessa, TX 79761
(432) 332.4592 

https://www.co.ector.tx.us/page/ector.medicalexaminer

Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office

Down near the border the Webb County Medical Examiner’s office works to identify the deceased, perform physical exams and conduct complete autopsies when necessary.

Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office Location Information

US-59 & State Representative Henry Cuellar Roadway
Laredo, TX 78045
956-523-4980

https://webbcountytx.gov/MedicalExaminer/


This is an active list of Texas medical examiner’s office locations. As the state grows and metros develop the need for medical examiner services will change. If you need help arranging funeral services Green Cremation Texas can work with the local medical examiner’s office to coordinate transport and move forward with services as soon as possible.

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