About Us

Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc. (VSHSI) is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Health Center. VSHSI is a deemed employee of the Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n); therefore its medical and dental providers are deemed as federal employees with liability protection coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for actions within the scope of deemed employment.

Any 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


Founded in 1972, Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center chartered by the State of Texas. Vida Y Salud is accredited by The Joint Commission since 1990.

New Direct Telephone Numbers

These direct numbers will route callers directly to our key service departments by bypassing the PBX Operator and the system Auto-Attendant to get them to where they want to connect to faster and it will also result in patients getting more “live person” call answering. For a printable version click here.