Most Travis County residents will fortunately never have to visit the medical examiner’s office. But if you do, take solace in knowing that the Travis County medical examiner’s office is a state-of-the-art facility that is well-equipped to carry out autopsies and medicolegal death investigations in a respectful, professional manner.
The current Travis County chief medical examiner, J. Keith Pinckard, was hired in part because he had helped in planning the construction of a new medical examiner’s office at UT Southwestern Medical School. At the time that Mr. Pinckard was hired the new Travis County medical examiner’s office was in the process of being built in Austin. Mr. Pinckard, his staff and all the local residents they serve have come to benefit greatly from now having one of the most advanced medical examiner facilities in the U.S.
Details About the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office
The Travis County medical examiner’s office was completed in 2018. The massive 52,000+ square foot building is a huge upgrade from the former facility that only had four desks for more than a dozen medical examiner’s to share. There were also just two autopsy stations even though the Travis County medical examiner’s office serves 43 counties.
But building a new medical examiner’s office wasn’t just about having more space. Constructing from the ground up allowed Travis County to design a highly efficient yet aesthetically pleasing facility. Now with nine autopsy stations and cutting edge technology, the Travis County medical examiner’s office is among the best in the country. It’s one of just 10 medical examiner’s offices in North America with a CT scanner that can examine skull and bone injuries without performing an autopsy.
Travis County Medical Examiner Office Location
The Travis County medical examiner’s office is a highly secure work environment that’s conducive for forensic science. Dozens of employees work at the Travis County medical examiner’s office where there is also an expansive morgue and toxicology lab. Just as important is the inclusion of private waiting rooms for families that have to visit the medical examiner’s office.
7723 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78724
Phone – 512.854.9599
Fax – 512.854.9044
Green Cremation Texas works directly with the Travis County medical examiner’s team to ensure the transition to the crematorium is as smooth as possible. We’ll also assist with filing paperwork for the death certificate and help you get certified copies. If you’re interested in arranging an eco-friendly direct cremation contact our facility any hour of the day for assistance.