The Autopsy Service typically does not call the family or funeral home. It is the responsibility of the family to contract with a funeral home or cremation service to have their loved one picked up from the Yale New Haven Hospital. The facility chosen by the family will contact the Autopsy Service to coordinate the pick-up of the patient.
The Department of Consumer Protection has information on funeral homes and cremation services. Please contact a funeral home or cremation service regarding financial concerns and potential state or federal benefits. Public Act 04-255 specifies what is expected of funeral directors in the state of Connecticut.
Yale New Haven Hospital cannot recommend a funeral home or cremation service.