A Dallas court has opened a two-week window for children seeking gender-affirming medical care that has been denied in the county because of a decision by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to close to new patients a longstanding program.

County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Melissa Bellan granted temporary injunctive relief Thursday based on an application submitted by Dr. Ximena Lopez, founder of the GENECIS program at Children’s Medical Center (CMC), a facility that is staffed by UT Southwestern physicians.