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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

Patti Robbins-Furman, MPH, CGC




Patti Robbins-Furman, MPH, CGC

Patti Robbins-Furman is a board certified genetic counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the genetic counseling field.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and Master of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.  She has worked as a genetic counselor in both the prenatal and pediatric settings. She has also been involved in the training of genetic counselors with faculty members of the University of Texas Genetic Counseling Training Program.  At the Center for Children and Women, she provides prenatal genetic counseling and provides genetic screening/consultation for the pediatric team.