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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

Suratha Elango, MD




Suratha Elango, MD

Dr. Suratha Elango is a primary care pediatrician and community health advocate at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She grew up in San Antonio, received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University, medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in 2010, and then completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco.  After residency, she became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained a Master of Science in Health Policy. Dr. Elango moved to Houston in August 2017 and works clinically with an underserved Medicaid population at The Center for Children and Women - Southwest. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families through innovative cross-sector initiatives utilizing systems and design thinking.