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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

Harshil Patel, DDS




Harshil Patel, DDS


I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and have been in Houston most of my life. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Houston, completed dental school at the University of Texas School Of Dentistry at Houston, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky to complete my General Practice Residency. I missed the charms of the city of Houston so I ultimately ended up moving back. I have practiced in various dental clinical settings and have an extensive amount of experience in multiple phases of general dentistry. I have a holistic approach to patient care, I try to be an approachable and compassionate dentist, and all while providing high quality and ethical care to every patient. I continue to strive for excellence, taking continuing education courses concurrently with my practice of dentistry. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, friends, and am a very big supporter of the Houston Texans, Rockets, and Astros. I proudly support my alma mater, the University of Houston, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008.