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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

Dr. Lisa Hollier discusses the Texas maternal mortality rate


Dr. Lisa Hollier, Chief Medical Director at The Center for Children and Women, recently spoke with TMCNews about the increase in the Texas maternal mortality rate, a trend highlighted by the publication oftwo independent reports in 2016. The article emphasizes the inconsistencies found in both studies,which could potentially explain the dramatic rise in maternal mortality across Texas. “I think there are opportunities for education as well as standardization regarding [the evaluation of maternal deaths] to ensure that the appropriate information is collected at the time of death so that a complete assessmentof the cause of death can be made,” Hollier said. Of the six major recommendations made by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task force – chaired by Dr. Hollier –  three are dedicated to improving data collection and evaluation. The others include focusing on improving access and continuity of care, addressing health inequities, and increasing screening for behavioral health services. “[When] we talk about Texans being increasingly unhealthy, that contributes significantly to maternal mortality,” Hollier concluded, emphasizing the importance of the task force’s multi dimensional approach to the issue.

For the full article, go to TMC News.