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The Center for Children and Women is closing

The Center for Children and Women will be closing. The Southwest location will close on June 30, 2024. This closure 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.

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 Cynthia Baker named one of Houston’s top 150 nurses


Cynthia Baker, MSN, MBA, RN, CPN, pediatric care coordinator for Texas Children’s Health Plan’s The Center for Children and Women, has earned recognition among the top 150 nurses in the region by the Houston Chronicle.

Ms. Baker has been a part of the Texas Children’s organization since 1990, when she joined TCH as a staff nurse. Since then, she has served as nursing manager and, most recently, as pediatric care coordinator for the STAR Kids population of medically complex patients at The Center for Children and Women. Her accomplishments in this role include reducing emergency room visits for her patient panel, acting as team lead on The Center’s Ambulatory Practice Committee, and planning The Center’s annual staff training days.

Colleagues describe Ms. Baker as a natural and compassionate leader whose approachability has enabled her to establish productive relationships across the teams she works with, earning her the well-deserved respect of her peers, patients, and leaders. Ms. Baker often demonstrates her initiative and commitment to patient care by filling in for the staff nurse when her team is short-staffed or if she sees that a nurse on shift is overwhelmed; by doing this, she ensures that her patients can be seen and get the care they need in a timely manner.

Nursing has been a lifelong pursuit for Ms. Baker, who credits witnessing the excellent nursing care her oldest sister received when she experienced health struggles as the inspiration behind her career choice. “Growing up I knew I wanted to be a nurse or a teacher,” she explains. “Nursing is a profession that provides the opportunity to do both.” Ms. Baker remains committed to passing on her passion for quality care to future generations of nurses. For her, nursing “is more than a career. It is a calling.”