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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

Take Charge of Your Health

Healthy Texas Women

The Center for Children and Women now provides health and family planning services to women - at no cost - through the Healthy Texas Women program.

If eligible, you can begin getting services right away at one of our convenient locations in Houston. We are open weeknights until 7pm and Saturdays until 3pm.

What is covered?

  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Women’s health exams
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pre-pregnancy advice and screenings
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment
  • Diabetes screening and treatment
  • Mental health screenings and treatment
  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings
  • And more!

​Who is eligible?

Women ages 15 to 44 who are:

  • A US citizen or legal immigrant
  • A resident of Texas
  • Not pregnant
  • Not enrolled in health insurance
  • Earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (see family income requirements below):

Family Size
Including Yourself

Monthly Maximum
Family Income

(200% Federal Poverty Level)


Women ages 15 to 17 will need the consent of a parent or legal guardian. 

Want to apply? 

  • Call us at 832-828-1518 to talk with an enrollment specialist.