Deeming Notice/Federal Tort Claims Act


La Esperanza Clinic, Inc., 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.


Deeming Notice/FTCA

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 at the following address:



Office of the General Counsel

General Law Division

Claims and Employment Law Branch

330 Independence Avenue, SW, Suite 2600

Washington, D.C., 20201

Attention: CLAIMS

Phone No.: 202-233-0233

Fax No.: 202-691-2035


La Esperanza Administration

2029 W Beauregard Ave

San Angelo, TX 76901

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
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