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The Center for Children and Women is Transitioning

The Center for Children and Women will be closing on June 30, 2024, and reopening July 1, 2024 as Texas Children’s Pediatrics (TCP) Westwood.

The good news is that our current pediatric patients can continue to receive primary pediatric care, pharmacy, dental, optometry, behavioral health, speech and nutrition support at the new TCP clinic.

We will continue to deliver the same great service and support for your children. In addition, TCP Westwood will accept most insurance plans.

Women receiving OB and gynecological care at The Center will still need to transition to a new provider by June 28, 2024. Our care coordination team will be reaching out to you to assist or you can call us at the numbers below any time to request a new provider.

As we get closer to the transition, you will get more information from us and from Texas Children's Health Plan.

If you have questions about your care, please contact The Center for Children and Women at 832-828-1005.

If you have questions about your coverage, call Texas Children’s Health Plan at the numbers below:

  • 1-866-959-6555 (CHIP)
  • 1-866-959- 2555 (STAR)
  • 1-800-659-5764 (STAR Kids)

You can get more information by visiting our  frequently asked questions.

Postpartum Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Extension Update

Starting March 1, 2024. The Texas Health and Human Services (HSS) is extending its postpartum coverage from 2 to 12 months for eligible women. The 12 months of postpartum coverage begins the month after pregnancy has ended. Patients don’t need to apply to extend coverage.

Coverage will be reinstated for those who lost coverage and still fall in the eligibility period.

You should receive a notice from the state through mail or you can log into your Texas Benefits account to check your coverage.

Click here for the FAQ.

To learn more, visit the HHS Medicaid for Pregnant Women and CHIP Perinatal webpage.

Medicaid Coverage Alert

Don't lose your health coverage! We don’t want to lose you as a patient! New rules will require you to renew your Medicaid plan. Learn more

Now more than ever, protect your family from the flu. To prevent the flu, you need a plan.

This year it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. With increasing cases of highly contagious respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19 and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), it is important to protect yourself and your family by getting routine vaccinations. This can help prevent unnecessary medical visits and hospitalizations. Getting vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 can help prevent and further the spread.

Get the flu shot during a well-child checkup, or during any prenatal visit.

To schedule your appointment, call 832-828-1005 or schedule through MyChart. Not registered in MyChart? Sign up here.

Not Feeling Well?

Understanding your symptoms is important. Reference the table below as a guide. Reach out to your provider if you have any concerns.

It's a ColdIt's the FluIt's COVID-19It's RSV

Slow onset of symptoms


No or mild fever


Mild tiredness


Normal appettite


Muscles are not achy


No chills


No headache


Cold Fact Sheet

Sudden onset of symptoms


High fever


Severe tiredness


Lower than normal appetite


Achy muscles






Flu Fact Sheet

High fever


Sore throat


Uncontrolled cough or shortness of breath that causes difficulty breathing


Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain


Severe headache


Loss of taste or smell


For COVID-19 information, click here

Uncontrolled cough


Runny nose


Decrease in appetite







Did you know?

  • You can get your flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination at the same time

  • A flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months or older, including kids, teens and pregnant women.

  • Kids get the flu at a higher rate than almost any other part of the population, which is why it is so important for them to get the flu shot.

  • The flu shot significantly reduces the risk of serious illnesses like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death due to the flu.

  • Kids with asthma or another chronic health condition are at a higher risk for serious flu-related complications. It is very important for these kids to get the flu shot as soon as possible so they don’t get sick in the first place.

  • The flu shot is inactivated, which means it doesn’t contain a live flu virus and can’t cause the flu.

  • Pregnant women can get a flu shot at any time during pregnancy.

  • The flu shot is safe for new moms and women who are breastfeeding.

  • It takes the flu shot about two weeks to help your body make antibodies to fight the flu virus. That is why it is important to get the flu shot as soon as possible.


Practicing Healthy Habits

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Carry hand sanitizer at all times.

  • Keep your distance when you are sick or if you are around someone else who is sick.

  • Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces and objects.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

Additional COVID-19 Information for Patients

If you feel you or your loved ones have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please do one of the following:

Call your Primary Care Provider directly
See an online provider now through Texas Children’s® Anywhere Care or schedule a phone or video visit with your Center provider by calling 832-828-1005. The online visits are a covered benefit for Texas Children’s Health Plan members.
Call our 24-hour nurse help line at 1-800-686-3831 or TDD 1-800-735-2989

For more information about the flu shot and the flu virus, visit: