Death Investigation and Certification Services
OCME provides forensic pathology, forensic investigations, and mortuary services.
Epidemiology and Surveillance Reports
OCME Operating Status: OPEN Normal operating procedures are in effect
Office Hours: M - F, 8 am - 4:30 pm, except holidays.
Next-of-kin ID Hours: S-S, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
Funeral Directors Hours: S-S, 9 am - 6 pm.
Autopsy Reports: By Appointment Only- (202) 698-9111 or via e-mail at [email protected]
COVID-19 Burial Assistance and Managing Grief
The need to social distance to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed how we do things in our daily lives. It also means changes to the way in which we grieve the death of a loved one. While services and support may look different for the time being, there are still ways to safely stay connected and receive help and support throughout the grieving process.
For additional information, please use the link below.
MANAGING GRIEF OVER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE DURING COVID-19 [PDF]