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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 Rose Calhoun, named one of Houston’s 150 top nurses


Houston—Rose Calhoun, RN, M.Ed., director of quality & outcomes at Texas Children’s Health Plan, was recently nominated among the top 150 nurses in the region by the Houston Chronicle. She is one of two Texas Children’s Health Plan nurses to receive the distinguished honor.

An agent for change, Calhoun has been a nurse for 40 years. “My first publication was accepted by the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing before I received my degree from Texas Women’s University in 1976,” said Calhoun. “I published this article because of the number of infant deaths from receiving inappropriate formula.”

Since then, her contributions to the population health field, featured in a number of prestigious publications, including the Journal of Managed Care Nursing, and The Journal of School Health, have continued to positively influence the lives of thousands of patients and health care practitioners. “Every step that I moved up in nursing was a step away from the bedside but I was impacting more people,” said Calhoun. “It’s a different way of taking care of people but it has more impact.”

For Calhoun, who has won a number of awards throughout her career, this nomination means that “The nurses’ community recognizes the value of nurses participating in population health. I’ve always been a change agent and very committed to the welfare of the children.”

A Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Calhoun employs her leadership and vast expertise to address population health issues at Texas Children’s Health plan. “I’ve put in decades as a nurse, bedside nurse, supervisor, director of nurses, administrator, you name it, I’ve done it,” she said. She also teaches quality and population health to nurses earning their doctorate at The University of Texas Health Science Center. “I still work, I don’t want to retire, I’m having too much fun.”

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