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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

Texas Children’s Health Plan’s Chastity Jaime, named one of Houston’s 150 outstanding nurses


Houston—Chastity Jaime, RN, MBA, pediatric care coordinator at Texas Children’s Health Plan, has earned recognition among the top 150 outstanding nurses in the region by the Houston Chronicle.

“It’s good to hear this news; as nurses we don’t always get compliments. You do your work, you make sure the patients have what they need but it’s the thanks that you get later on that are meaningful,” said Jaime.

An empathetic caregiver, Jaime was inspired to become a nurse after having surgery when she was just a teenager. She was left alone in a hallway in extreme pain. “I was crying and I just wanted my mom. People were just passing by and they weren’t acknowledging me,” Jaime said. “I decided that I wanted to go into health care at that time because I thought no one should ever have to go through something like that.”

As pediatric nurse at The Center for Children and Women, Jaime’s compassionate nature has won her patients’ families appreciation. “Mothers appreciate all the help and going above and beyond for them to make sure that they have exactly what their child needs,” she said. Just helping patients feel better is not enough for her: “For me, it’s about helping people to be more knowledgeable so that they’re empowered to take care of themselves.”

Working with 25 assigned patients, Jaime’s challenges extend beyond the scope of nursing, ranging from non-compliance to analphabetism. “We do tend to have more non-compliant patients when it comes to appointments,” she said. “Sometimes it’s not purposeful. It may be because they can’t read or write –so sometimes I will schedule the appointment for them.”

Going above and beyond to meet her patients’ needs fuels Jaime’s passion and commitment. “It makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing, that I’m doing the right job,” said Jaime.

For more information about Houston Chron’s Salute to Nurses, visit Chron’s website.

About Texas Children’s Health Plan

Texas Children’s Health Plan was founded in 1996 by Texas Children’s Hospital and is the nation’s first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. It offers a primary-care network, specialists and a large hospital network. It now provides dependable health coverage to qualifying children and pregnant women through STAR Kids and STAR Medicaid programs, as well as Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It has expanded to more than 425,000 members in the Jefferson, Harris and northeast Medicaid rural service areas. For more information on Texas Children’s Health Plan, visit www.TexasChildrensHealth