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The Center for Children and Women is closing

Both locations of The Center for Children and Women will be closing. The Greenspoint location will close December 1, 2023 and the Southwest location will close on June 30, 2024. These closures will not change your coverage with 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 or for help picking a new doctor, call Texas Children’s Health Plan at 1-866-959-6555 (CHIP) or 1-866-959- 2555 (STAR) or 1-800-659-5764 (STAR Kids).

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

Provider Departure

Dr. Sara Curtis will no longer be providing care at The Centers for Children and Women after September 19, 2023. If you are a patient of Dr. Curtis, please call us at 832-828-1005 to schedule your appointment with another provider. We thank Dr. Curtis for her many years of service at The Centers!

Policy update

Starting on January 2023. Minors that do not come with a legal parent or guardian must get verbal approval to receive care.

A parent or guardian must be at the first visit to complete forms. For each visit after, the parent or guardian can call from then on. Parents must speak with the care team for medical related questions.

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

 

Chills

 

Headache

 

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

 

Sneezing

 

Fever

 

Wheezing


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.

Sources: AAP.orgCDC.gov

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: