KCDC opens wellness center at Northgate Terrace

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Matter Health representatives provided tours of the newly opened wellness center for residents of Northgate Terrace. (Source: KCDC)

Residents of the Northgate Terrace apartments in North Knoxville will no longer even have to leave home if they need a primary care medical appointment. 

Instead, those who live in the 14-story apartment building on Whittle Springs Road can simply visit the new wellness center that opened Tuesday. 

The facility — which is meant to provide all the services of a primary care doctor’s office — includes a patient lounge, consultation and virtual health room, and an exam room, said officials from the building’s owner, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC).

While KCDC manages Northgate Terrace, which has 276 studio and one-bedroom apartments exclusively for disabled people and seniors ages 62 and over, the new wellness center is operated by Nashville- based Matter Health.

Northgate Terrace (Source: KCDC)

“Northgate Terrace is the third KCDC property to host a wellness center for its residents,” explained KCDC Executive Director and CEO Ben Bentley. “We are fortunate to extend our partnership with Matter Health and provide more residents the opportunity to live healthier lives with better access to medical care.”

The Northgate Terrace center will be the company’s seventh in the state and the third in East Tennessee. It is staffed with a full-time provider and a medical assistant who can perform primary care, do screenings for anxiety and depression, and can refer to specialists, if needed.

The center’s provider is a physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP), and the care coordinator is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or medical assistant (MA), all of whom serve under a supervising physician.

The center’s amenities and services are available to all Northgate Terrace residents.

“We are happy to again partner with KCDC and offer residents of Northgate Terrace a new wellness center,” said Austin Sohr, president and co-founder of Matter Health. “Our goal for these centers is to positively impact the well-being of each person who walks through the doors. We want each person to feel comfortable as a patient and to enjoy the convenience of high-quality medical care.”

Representatives from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation and Matter Health officially open a new wellness center for residents of KCDC’s Northgate Terrace on Sept. 20. The center provides convenient resident access to physical and mental health and lifestyle support. From left, state Rep. Gloria Johnson; Scott Broyles and Robyn McAdoo, KCDC Board of Commissioners; Teresa Lawson, Terri Evans and Ben Bentley, KCDC; and Bryndon Williams, Crystal Brunson, Austin Sohr, Shane Phillips, Terri Crabtree and Grae Taylor, Matter Health. (Source: KCDC)

Published on September 22, 2022.