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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

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.

We don’t want to lose you as a patient. Stay insured!

Medicaid rules are changing! Very soon, some members on Medicaid will need to renew their coverage. If you don’t renew, you risk losing your plan and will no longer be able to get care at Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) – The Center for Children and Women.

Why is this change happening?

On Thursday, December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA, 2023) was enacted. The CAA ended the auto-renewals for Medicaid. It did, not, however state the end date of the COVID-19 public health emergency. That is still in effect as of January 2023.

How will I know when it’s time for me to renew my Medicaid coverage?

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will be reaching out to TCHP members who need to renew their coverage. They will be sending mail correspondence with specific directions and timing for each individual. Keep your eye out for a bright yellow envelope!

We want to make sure you keep your plan and continue getting care at The Center for Children and Women.

Here’s what you can do today:

 

Step 1 – Make sure your contact information is up-to-date!

This will ensure HHSC can reach you so that you don’t miss out on the renewal process. Visit YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1, option 2, to update your mailing address, email address and phone number.

Step 2 – Prepare to give HHSC additional documents.

You may need to share documents that prove your child’s social security number and your family income within the last 30 days. (Pregnant women may also need to provide their current address.) Being prepared to gather this information for HHSC will save you time later.

Step 3 – Watch your mailbox.

Check your mail regularly and look for the yellow envelope from HHSC. If you signed up to receive electronic notifications, you will receive your renewal notice via email.

 

If you have any questions or need help with renewing your Medicaid coverage, call Member Services at the number on the back of your health plan member ID card. Or, make an appointment with an enrollment specialist at the Center by calling 832-828-1005.

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