Legal

WomenCare, Inc. dba FamilyCare Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is deemed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be a federal employee for purposes of medical malpractice claims and, as such, qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)).

According to the FTCA requirements, medical malpractice claims against the health center are reviewed and/or litigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An individual who has a claim against the health center is to file an administrative claim with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  Office of the General Counsel General Law Division  Claims and Employment Law Branch
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
330 C Street, SW
Attention: CLAIMS Switzer Building, Suite 2600
Washington, D.C., 20201
HHS-FTCA-Claims@hhs.gov
Phone No.: (202) 691-2369
Fax No.: 202-619-2922