Mortuary Science Consumer Information

Mortuary Science Consumer Information


Search for Licensed Funeral Establishments and Morticians

FEMA to help pay for funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19

FEMA will help pay for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19. See FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance webpage for who can apply and what expenses are covered. FEMA will accept applications starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Please tell the families you serve about this assistance.

Online Cremation Services

If you are looking online for a cremation service, make sure you find one that is licensed in Minnesota. Use the MDH Establishment or Mortician Search to verify the crematory or funeral establishment is licensed in Minnesota. Third party cremation or funeral service providers advertising through online applications must be licensed by MDH to provide services in Minnesota.

Some states, such as Florida and Oregon, have taken action after receiving complaints against one online company, Heritage Cremation Provider.

Consumer Information Manual

“Choices” - Information on the regulations and requirements of the final disposition of a dead human body in Minnesota (PDF)

Donation Programs

  • Des Moines University
    The University of Osteopathic Medicine
    Health Science Anatomy Division
    3200 Grand
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 271-1400
  • University of Iowa
    College of Medicine
    Department of Anatomy
    1-470 Basic Science Building
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    (319) 335-7753
  • Mayo Clinic Bequest Program
    Department of Anatomy
    Stabile 9-38
    200 First Street, SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
    (507) 284-2693
  • Anatomy Bequest Program
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    3-005 Nils Hasselmo Hall
    312 Church Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    (612) 625-1111
  • University of North Dakota
    School of Medicine
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Box 9037
    Grand Forks, ND 58202
    (701) 777-2101
  • University of South Dakota
    Sanford School of Medicine
    Department of Anatomy
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    (605) 677-5141 or (605) 624-3932


Updated Monday, 06-Jun-2022 13:21:21 CDT