FTCA Information

Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc. and its health centers, the Lisbon Avenue Health Center, Kilbourn Avenue Health Center, Hillside Family Health Center and the 12th Street Urgent Care are Health Center Program grantees under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

For the purposes of malpractice insurance, the organization and its employees are deemed federal employees with resultant coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/index.html for actions within the scope of deemed employment, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Accordingly, claims or notice of medical malpractice claims should be submitted by a claimant to the Office of General Counsel at the address below.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division
Claims and Employment Law Branch
330 C Street, SW
Attention: CLAIMS
Switzer Building, Suite 2600
Washington, DC 20201
Fax No.: 202-619-2922