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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

Kate Birkelbach




Kate Birkelbach, CPNP-PC

Kate Birkelbach is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has been working in the pediatric field for over 21 years. She has worked as a RN in both the NICU and PICU prior to completing her Master’s degree in pediatric primary care from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She loves seeing all pediatric patients but has a special interest in infants and newborns. Kate joined The Center for Children and Women- Greenspoint in 2022 after working at Texas Children’s Pediatrics for 6 years and looks forward to continuing her practice of providing compassionate patient care to the diverse patient population served at the Center.