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The Center for Children and Women is closing

Both locations of The Center for Children and Women will be closing. The Greenspoint location will close December 1, 2023 and the Southwest location will close on June 30, 2024. These closures 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.

Provider Departure

Dr. Sara Curtis will no longer be providing care at The Centers for Children and Women after September 19, 2023. If you are a patient of Dr. Curtis, please call us at 832-828-1005 to schedule your appointment with another provider. We thank Dr. Curtis for her many years of service at The Centers!

Policy update

Starting on January 2023. Minors that do not come with a legal parent or guardian must get verbal approval to receive care.

A parent or guardian must be at the first visit to complete forms. For each visit after, the parent or guardian can call from then on. Parents must speak with the care team for medical related questions.

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

Mohammed Rakibul Akter MD




Rakibul Akter, MD

Dr. Akter is a board-certified pediatrician at The Center for Children and Women – Southwest. He received his medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern in 2019. He went on to complete his residency training in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, where he specialized in the Primary Care LEAD Program (Leaders Evaluating and Addressing Disparities). In July 2022, Dr. Akter joined The Center, where he is passionate about delivering exemplary medical care to all his patients and advocating for children of all ages and backgrounds. He aspires to create a collaborative environment to deliver valuable guidance for families and serve as a physician role model for medical trainees.